Our hand-picked components deliver unrivalled perfomance at every price point but if you'd prefer, please ask us to build a system using your preferred choice of components.
We provide the latest and greatest Operating systems including, Windows Server 2012 R2 data centre Edition, all your favourite Linux distro's and ESXi from VMware.
Not only do Intel processors currently dominate the CPU benchmarks for performance, but they are a proven brand. We choose the best products for the task and Intel CPUs have consistently out-performed the competition for not just performance, but reliability too.
- Latest generation Intel CPUs
- Custom CPUs available to order
- Multi-CPU systems for max performance
- Overclock and use Intel boost technology
SSD, SAS, SATA Hard Drives
We have tier 1 agreements with storage vendors to ensure we provide the highest performing drives at the best possible prices. Choose from 7,200rpm to 15,000rpm SAS physical drives through to the latest generation in flash storage from Crucial, Fusion-IO and OCZ.
- SLC and MLC SSDs available
- Up to 4TB SAS and SATA and 1TB SSD
- Fusion-IO and Revodrive flash technology
- All drives backed by full guarantee
Hardware RAID Controllers
We choose to only provide hardware RAID controllers across our systems, never relying on on-board or software RAID for deployments - though you can of course request this as an option. A dedicated hardware controller takes the strain from the motherboard and on-board chip, delivering higher performance and proven reliability.
- Proven realtime data protection
- Hardware controllers as standard
- RAID monitoring 24x7x365
- BBU-backed controllers in all Premium systems
- RAID 1, 10, 5, and 6 options
We can provide access to our shared EMC fiberchannel SANs or supply dedicated SAN appliances for your shared storage requirement. SANs are most often used to take advantage of high-availability features when using virtualisation technology.
- Up to 10Gb iSCSI or Fiberchannel
- Shared SAN options for no long-term commitment
- Auto-tiered storage technology
- Dual storage controllers as standard
- Storage options from EMC, Dell, and HP
Cisco ASA Appliances
Dedicated firewalls become much more than just a device to run iptables. With additional options for multiple VPN connections, intrusion protection, gigabit support, penetration testing and a centralised device to protect your server estate, a firewall is a must-have for any platform that's serious about security.
- Centralised security management for your solution
- Required for PCI-DSS compliance
- Fully HA options available
- Create multiple IPSec VPNs
Layer 7 Load Balancers
Whether it's distributing traffic across multiple servers or providing high-availability to maximise uptime, our load balancer solutions provide complete peace of mind that your platform is built to cater for significant traffic volumes and remain online.
- Layer 7 load balancing
- Available on gigabit connections
- Offers high-availability across servers
- Distribute traffic cleanly in a cluster
ESXi – from VMware
VMware ESXi is the industry-leading, purpose-built bare-metal hypervisor. ESXi installs directly onto your physical server enabling it to be partitioned into multiple logical servers referred to as virtual machines. Customers can use ESXi for free with vSphere Hypervisor or as part of a paid vSphere edition.
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 is coming. The cloud-ready operating system has new levels of security and innovation that can be applied to the applications and infrastructure that power your business. Support the workloads you run today, and make it easier to move to the cloud when you’re ready.
Debian is a popular and freely-available computer operating system that uses the Linux kernel and other program components obtained from the GNU project. Debian can be downloaded over the Internet or, for a small charge, obtained on CD.
CentOS as a group is a community of open source contributors and users. Typical CentOS users are organisations and individuals that do not need strong commercial support in order to achieve successful operation. CentOS is 100% compatible rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in full compliance with Red Hat's redistribution requirements. CentOS is for people who need an enterprise class operating system stability without the cost of certification and support.
Ubuntu is a complete desktop Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. The Ubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Ubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customise and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.
FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use FreeNAS with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data.