SharePoint 2013 Server extends the features available in the SharePoint 2013 Foundation edition. SharePoint 2013 Server provides you with a higher level of functionality, see SharePoint 2013 features. The more important features are described in this post.
SharePoint 2013 Server Features
SharePoint Server Enterprise services. SharePoint enterprise services provide with the best way to quickly and easily create custom solutions with Microsoft Office 2013. It includes Info Path Services, Excel Services, Visio Services, Access Services and PerformancePoint Services. If you do not need these services but need services for social collaboration you can choose the SharePoint 2013 Standard plan that is cheaper than the SharePoint Enterprise plan (please keep in mind that these two plans are usually referred to as SharePoint Server edition).
SharePoint Server Advanced Search. The basic functionality is included to SharePoint Foundation 2013 and with SharePoint Server 2013 you can get a more flexible environment to make sure your users will find the information they need.
SharePoint Server Publishing. SharePoint 2013 Server supports web content creation as well as publishing it to the Internet.
SharePoint Server Social features. Social networking is everywhere now and it’s an expected capability for many platforms. In SharePoint 2013 Server it has been much improved. Social features like rating, tagging and others help users find the content that will work for them best. Communication is an essential option in the business world.
As we can see SharePoint 2013 Server includes the more advanced features that can be very useful for company’s business. It can accelerate the adoption of content management and business intelligence across intranet portals and Internet web-sites. SharePoint 2013 Server is ideal for mid-sized companies looking to improve their employees’ ability to work with each other in more effective ways than offered by SharePoint Foundation.
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As you know, computing systems and applications are essential part of modern life and we cannot imagine our business life without them at present days. It is especially true for e-commerce companies, but also of great importance for other businesses. If a company uses such systems to perform business critical functions like order processing and tracking, inventory control, transaction processing, customer support, and electronic commerce the consequences of failing these systems may be catastrophic.
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SharePoint large farm servers
In case some of functions described below are not accessible you can lose revenue and productivity, have your customer unsatisfied, lose business critical information and have reduced decision making capabilities. All these consequences made companies to choose highly available environments that are up and running 24/7 and 365 days per year for performing their business tasks.
The other important thing that hosting provider can offer is support and monitoring for SharePoint servers 24/7/365. So with dedicated highly available SharePoint server you can get a widely used corporation tool which gained its popularity in all corporate circles which gives you an ability to build a robust, fault-tolerant, and highly available portal that will survive the loss of any one component.
Get SharePoint on multiple servers
With PlexHosted you can easily get highly available SharePoint farm and be sure that all your applications are protected from failing because SharePoint architecture is based on multiple servers, users will have a high ability to perform their expected job responsibilities, and business and customer transactions won`t be stopped. Having chosen a solution providing high level of accessibility you can prevent your company from loss of business, customers and damaged reputation. And here starts good news for you. PlexHosted provides fully managed, high-available dedicated SharePoint servers with SharePoint Foundation, Standard or Enterprise editions.
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Highly accessible SharePoint portal is an essential requirement for companies planning to build a public facing site. It is designed to support big number of users online at the same time. In general company can have up to 2 million users per site collection if SharePoint large farm architecture is used.
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Disaster recovery and high-available SharePoint systems
High availability of the SharePoint Server – this is one of the main reasons which makes companies think: “SharePoint system is the exactly what we need!”. When choosing highly accessible redundant environment for your business, note that you must distinguish high-availability and disaster recovery. Even in case of a failure of part of the infrastructure highly available SharePoint portal gives you an ability to access the system, submit new work, update the existing work, or collect the results of previous work. And disaster recovery process helps you to recover an environment that has already failed. So, please be careful with SharePoint provider choosing, because some of SharePoint providers offer cheap “Disaster Recovery” systems but called them “High Availability” SharePoint servers.
Benefits of SharePoint high availability SharePoint server
All of front-end web servers, application servers, database servers will be protected from unplanned hardware, software and human errors. It will be also protected from planned downtime resulting from reconfiguration, hardware upgrades, hot fixes and service packs as well as protected from data loss or corruption, from site failures or disasters. I think it`s a good reason to buy highly available dedicated SharePoint servers for your company, isn`t it?
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And finally, if you still hesitate whether you should invest in highly available SharePoint 2010 or not answer one of the following questions:
Will employees be unable to perform their expected job responsibilities in case the system site, service, or farm becomes unavailable?
Will business and customer transactions be stopped, leading to loss of revenues and customers when system becomes unavailable?
If you have answered “yes” on at least one of these questions then yes, you certainly should. In addition, if you want to get best support, monitoring SharePoint servers you need to take a look at PlexHosted company services. PlexHosted are experts at setting up dedicated high-availability, secure SharePoint 2010-2013 systems for its customers. Let me show you why.