In addition to general purpose servers, there are server appliances for specific tasks, the most popular of which are data processing servers. These are becoming the primary driver of virtualisation and hyper-converged solutions.
A server appliance refers to a remote server that serves as a host for applications and services, as well as stores data and performs backups. The entire appliance is dedicated to an individual, an organization or an application, although it can also be used internally to host and provide specialized services, such as running dedicated file or network servers.
Servers are regaining their relevance in the data center. General-purpose servers are increasingly being used not just for virtualization, but also for hyper-converged solutions, which may be flexibly configured to offer required storage capacity Server appliances are designed as predefined engineered systems for processing databases such as SAP HANA or Oracle Exadata. There is an increasing focus on the x86 platform (a computing platform based on the Intel 386 microprocessor architecture), while other processor architectures remain an important segment for Unix-based servers.
We offer server appliances for generic workloads and virtualization as well as hyper-converged and dedicated systems.
Systems can be tailored to your needs, or you can decide to use a predefined solution.
When defining a suitable solution, you can choose between numerous leading makers, types and models.
General purpose servers are independent of the hardware maker. When selecting server appliances, however, you need to take into account hardware manufacturers’ guidelines (compatibility matrices).
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We analyze the existing IT infrastructure, the technologies used, documentation and diagrams. We assess the complexities of the configuration and develop a general plan with improvement recommendations.
We describe the key building blocks and concepts and prepare an architecture diagram of the proposed solution and integration with the existing IT environment. The proposal ensures improved utilization of hardware and other IT resources and compatibility with new technologies and providers of cloud computing services.
We prepare a list of products/software with the relevant licenses with corresponding vendors’ SKUs and descriptions of all components.
We design an IP/VLAN network plan for each segment, allocating resources to individual components, prepare infrastructure diagrams and blueprints for server racks, physical connections, and cabling. We identify critical points of failure and operational activities for managing the data center and the IT services we provide.
We create a detailed infrastructure architecture and configuration instructions for the building blocks and a communication matrix for the services that make up the infrastructure solution (service names, target/source, protocol/interfaces). We prepare the operating rulebook and set up and configure the IT security infrastructure elements.