Servers

File sharing, database and collaboration, firewall and internet security, backups and web hosting. If you find yourself saying these words with any frequency, you either have a server in your company's network or you need a server.

Servers store the files and data that are part of any modern business. They simplify the process of accessing and backing up that data. They're often mischaracterized as complex and prohibitively expensive machines that are are at the root of many problems. The truth is a server is just a computer that's been configured and tuned to do specific things really well. Servers don't have to be expensive and when they're setup correctly, they make your day-to-day business run better, not worse.

Solutions for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

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Dell PowerEdge T30

Like everything else, technology made or marketed for businesses seems to just cost more.

We're able to reduce this cost by building a solution around what small businesses actually need, instead of what a technology salesperson tells a business they need.

If your business has less than 100 employees using the same software and services, the reality is that your business doesn't need a high-end, overly-redundant server with a high price tag.

For small and medium-sized businesses, we implement a Dell PowerEdge T20 or T30 server. With our custom hardware configuration, these servers are more than capable of handling the needs of small to medium sized businesses, at a fraction of the cost of others. The T30 may look simple and plain but it will get the job done for far less than you're likely to spend elsewhere.

Our T30 Servers are most commonly configured as follows:

  • Processor: Intel Xeon E3 1225 @ 3.3 GHZ
  • Storage: 250 GB SSD for OS & core functions, 1 TB SSD for Hyper-V virtual servers, 4 TB internal HDD for Backups and 4 TB external HDD for offsite backup copies.
  • Memory / RAM: 24 GB ECC DDR4

This hardware combined with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V gives this server the ability to handle your business with room to grow.

Solutions for Web and Cloud Servers

"The Cloud" has become a catch-all term for technology resources that are not located in your home, office or place of business.

The usage of the term has become so broad that it can be used in connection with almost any technology today, making things extra-confusing for the general public.

While many applications and services are still best managed in a local environment, if there's a service you need to work in the cloud, we have a solution for you.

Whatever your need, we have experience working with the most common cloud computing providers including:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure / Azure Active Directory
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Other VPS Providers: Digital Ocean / Linode / Vultr

Often when people reference "the cloud", they're referencing a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider such as Google Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Dropbox or Zendesk.

For information about our solutions for cloud-based email and office application services, visit our pages on Google's GSuite and Microsoft Office 365.

We also provide low-cost web hosting for our clients to run websites or web apps on a secure and fast hosting platform.

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