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The Case for Hosting and Never Pay for an Upgrade Again!
Everybody wants IT to just work. But the reality is your IT team’s performance is hampered by spending too much time keeping the lights on, managing software versions and daily operations. For your infrastructure to deliver maximum business value, you need to continually manage and optimise it. Moving your LMS to a hosted environment provides operators with many benefits.
For example your Gladstone system runs on SQL Server, its important to ensure that your server OS is up to date, with the latest Microsoft service packs and security enhancements. Extended support for SQL Server 2008 ended on July 9, 2019. Microsoft will no longer release security updates for any version of SQL Server 2008. Windows Server 2008 went end of support in January 2020, now is the time to consider removing the headache of managing and maintaining your IT server infrastructure in-house. A fully outsourced hosted platform ensures that your infrastructure is maintained within supported product life-cycle version as well benefiting from ease of licensing management for both desktop and server Microsoft products.
Not only does hosting entitle you to free of charge upgrades when new releases of the Gladstone system arrive, but it also ensures that all complex IT server management is handled on your behalf. No more performance issues from that old noisy server located in the back room or someone accidentally turning it off. Is your disaster recovery, a disaster?
Have peace of mind that your system is managed and run in a 'state of the art' UK based data centre with our partner Rackspace. Your data is held in a secure and temperature controlled environment with vetted IT professionals on hand to replace failed HW in an instant. The data centre team will maintain service patches and virus protection systems in case of cyber attack, should there be a major power outage for any reason, the data centre has UPS fail over to keep the power running until normal service is resumed.
Why existing Gladstone customers should switch to hosting
The next generation of Gladstone consumer software (GladstoneGo) has been built in the cloud and is delivered via SaaS. The new modern architecture of GladstoneGo is not compatible with traditional on-premise databases, however on-premise databases can easily be migrated to a hosting environment.
Customers on the hosted platform are 75% less likely to call Support!