Some professionals forget that the requirements for the home and for commercial organizations are different. Because of this, incorrect technologies are used.

Requirements for the home:

  • there is no requirement for continuity of work (no one will notice 5 minutes at all, and a few days due to an accident is also hardly a problem)
  • data security – without this, after the first loss, the technology will not be used
  • simplicity – without this, the technology will not be used
  • lack of service – or they will think about how to get rid of it, because there is no one to serve at home
  • cost – there are few users at home, but budgets are much smaller than corporate ones

Hardware requirements:

  • appearance (will others approve of the new interior item? and don’t forget about the power supply, which is often the size of the main device at home)
  • size (where to put it)
  • light pollution (what’s glowing/blinking there)
  • sound pollution (noisy)
  • thermal pollution (it is heating up – and will an additional external fan be needed)
  • energy consumption (how much to pay for electricity)
  • warranty and repair (what to do when (not if) it breaks)

No need:

  • RAID is not needed at home, because there are multi-level backups, a simple one is not a problem, and a failed hard drive is still unlikely to be noticed by the user in time.
  • A UPS is not needed at home (especially for network equipment), if you do not remember when the electricity was turned off last time.
  • Duplication of the Internet is not necessary for the same reason: if something is urgent, you can distribute it from your phone to your computer.
  • Wires are not needed, because this is a repair, there is quite a lot of space on the hub for them (to plug them all into one or more pieces of hardware), and it will take a lot of money. Good WiFi is enough. It is clear that if you have a desktop, then you can put a WiFi expansion point there, connect a desktop hub to it, and plug all the devices near the table into it, but this does not require apartment repairs and only confirms the rule.
  • You don’t need more than 1 Gbit of network, and maybe 100 Mbit is enough. It depends on how often and a lot you need to work with large files. If you edit videos over the network, then yes, you can set 10Gbps, but few people need it.
  • Computers don’t need to work 24/7. We save electricity, iron resources, and just more silence, fewer lights blink, and less heat is released. You need to configure their activation/ deactivation manually (via the application / web interface) and/or according to a schedule.