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File Server Leasing: The ARKStor™ Solution

managed... If your business uses Windows™ workstations and Microsoft Office™, and you are in need of an extremely dependable, flexible, powerful, yet still truly affordable information server solution, please read on...

The ARK Technologies ARKStor™ is not a complicated piece of software you need to figure out how to install. It’s not a complicated server class computer that will cost you thousands before you even start using it. You won’t need to pay a consultant a large sum of money to make it do what you need it to do, and you certainly won’t need to hire a “computer guy” to keep it running. When you lease an ARKStor™ , you don’t just get a product, you get a solution. The solution includes all the necessary hardware, software, licensing, AND consulting needed for a relatively small monthly service fee. Managed Services are ideal for small and medium sized businesses wishing to utilize high end technology at a very reasonable price. Many small businesses are faced with very large up-front costs when a business class server solution is necessary. The ARKStor™ solution delivers all the functionality of the leading server solution with very little up-front cost.

Breakdown of costs...
with a typical Small
Business Server:
with ARKStor™ server
solution:
Hardware: $2,000 -$6,000 $0
O/S Licensing for File & Print sharing, Network Backups, E-mail Serving, Web Serving, & Firewall Services: $1,500 - $10,000 $0
Engineering & Installation Labor: $1,000 - $10,000 $0 - $,000
Recurring cost for administration
per month:
$0 - $3,000 $99 - $399*
*ARKStor™ pricing ranges from $99 - $399 per month, depending on which services are needed, which service level package is chosen and how many workstations will need to be served. This can include all necessary server hardware, file and print server configuration, local electronic mail configuration, basic monthly server administration, weekly backups, basic server monitoring, firewall services, Internet electronic mail connection, basic web server configuration, FTP server configuration and VPN services.

Labor

With an ARKStor™ Internet appliance lease, you don’t have to pay ANYTHING for implementation, administration, or maintenance of the server. Contracting these services costs an honest $60-$150 per hour by themselves. Hiring a full time Systems Engineer/Administrator can cost $40k-$90k per year, depending on the size and complexity of your network.

Hardware

The leading Small Business Server solution requires expensive, robust, leading edge computer hardware in order to provide adequate performance. With ARKStor™ , your business pays NOTHING for brand new server hardware, and a Service Level Agreement with a guaranteed-uptime contract is included with the service.

Licensing

With most Server Operating Systems, you pay thousands of dollars for licensing of each major component. With the ARKStor™ , there is no need to purchase any licensing at all.