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Eliminate Your Slow Print Servers

Posted by Devin Anderson on March 21st, 2017

These days speed is a basic consideration in everyday life. We take the drive-thru at Starbucks because it saves us five minutes. We upgrade your smartphones because the latest model launches apps a couple of milliseconds faster. Even when we go on vacation, we try to book the most direct flight to our destinations: There's no time to waste before we start relaxing!

This need for speed has undoubtedly carried over into the enterprise, and it can be a decisive factor in the efficiency of your workflow and the productivity of your employees. Yet it's another day and you're stuck dealing with slow Windows 2012 R2 print servers. Or your Windows server 2008 R2 printing is slow. Or your brand-new, cutting-edge print server has slow spooling. And given how vital printing functionality is across all areas of your organization, constraints like these naturally have an impact on your bottom line.

So why aren't enterprise printing solutions subject to the same speed requirements as everything else? Is it simply because we've come to expect slow 2012 R2 print servers? Have we just gotten used to our server 2008 R2 printing being slow?

PrinterLogic understands the importance of efficiency and speed. That's why we developed an enterprise print management solution that allows you to eliminate print servers completely. In doing so, you remove the bottlenecks and instabilities that lead to print server’s slow spooling, crashes and downtime—not to mention the ongoing costs of procurement, operation and maintenance that make print servers far more expensive than we often assume.

Our next-generation enterprise print management solution keeps your printing moving at a brisk pace because it avoids the common disadvantages of print servers. For example, in a distributed environment, print servers are often placed at each geographic location throughout the organization. This might prevent slow 2012 R2 print servers because it limits the server's load. But it also restricts centralized insight into the local print environment and requires on-site support when deploying printers. Or when the print server inevitably crashes.

In a centralized print setup, the problems are different. If for instance, you're seeing your server 2008 R2 printing slow down at the main location, you can be sure that printing is slow for the entire organization. This often has to do with WAN bottlenecks that restrict the amount of data traffic traveling between the primary server and the remote sites. PrinterLogic's solution neatly sidesteps both of these problematic scenarios by creating direct IP connections between clients and printers from a single central server. This minimizes WAN traffic between sites but offers the incredibly small footprint of a centralized print environment. Even in the rare event of a server outage, with PrinterLogic your end users can keep printing as usual with no loss of core functionality.

Along with these benefits, PrinterLogic provides unparalleled centralized management and oversight from a single pane of glass. Unlike the mysterious causes of print server slow spooling, which can result from driver issues, improperly deployed printers, or any number of other problems that require extensive trial-and-error troubleshooting, PrinterLogic's print management solution gives you an eye onto your entire print environment. Not only is it robust to the 32-/64-bit driver incompatibilities that cause slow print servers in 2012 R2, it's incredibly easy to make individual or batch changes to printers using PrinterLogic's simple management software console.

The essential fact is this: You don't have to struggle with print servers' slow spooling or your aging server 2008 R2 printing slowly any longer. The speed that you've come to expect in all aspects of your life is available in an enterprise print management solution that brings many more advantages besides—including cost-effectiveness, security, seamless integration with virtual environments, and ease of use. Above all, you can eliminate your print servers and all their attendant costs and headaches.

Devin Anderson
Devin Anderson
With nearly 20 years of experience in delivering market leading IT solutions to Fortune 500 companies, Devin prides himself on driving simplicity into products that solve extremely complex IT problems. For years he has been focused on the end-user computing devices and delivering technology that provides valuable services to the end-user which enable them to be their most productive self. As Vice President of Product Management at PrinterLogic, he focuses on increasing the value customers get from the company's Enterprise Printer Management solution.

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