Servers and mass storage
We offer individually configured servers for companies. We provide SAN solutions, NAS, UPS solutions.
Server in the company’s IT infrastructure
Servers are one of the most important elements of the IT infrastructure of any organization. Professional servers are reliable, efficient and have a number of security measures.
The server must be adapted to continuous operation due to offering various services required for the efficient functioning of the enterprise (e.g. file storage and sharing, terminal services, e-mail handling, databases, backups, directory services, printout handling, workstation software update handling).
Exanet from Poznań provides comprehensive services in server configuration, selection of service contracts, delivery of hardware, software and licenses, implementation of the server in the client’s IT environment.
We offer physical servers for companies
A physical server tailored to the specific needs of the company
The individual configuration of the physical server is preceded by a study of the needs of the client’s IT system. We always check exactly what services the server will provide in the IT infrastructure and on this basis we design the server configuration, reserve resources for individual services.
We take into account the guidelines of software producers when we plan such parameters as: storage, RAM, VCPU, network bandwidth. The configuration also takes into account the possibilities of expanding the server in the future agreed with the client.
We provide and configure software for the server
- We prepare the server operating system (virtualization platform).
- We configure operating systems of virtual servers.
- We provide anti-virus software.
- We install a backup tool for complete virtual machines.
- We implement server monitoring tools.
- We install software to optimize the operation of the server in the event of a power failure.
Software and access licenses, server support contract
As part of the project, we select licenses for the software used on the server, as well as access licenses (CALs) for users. For the physical server, we select an appropriate service contract offering NBD (next business day) support or a higher level of support.
Disk arrays in IT infrastructure
NetApp arrays, WD disks
Exanet offers disk arrays to increase data security and allow very high write and read speeds. Many years of experience in implementing solutions for medium and large enterprises have allowed us to develop preferences for the best producers of disk arrays. In our implementations we use NetApp disk arrays and Western Digital (Ultrastar) disks.
High Availability (HA)
We implement redundancy during the configuration of disk arrays. In our solutions, we use double controllers, power supplies, paths, ports. If a given element of the disk array fails, the system will continue to function.
Fast connection and proper selection of disks
In projects, we implement for clients, we use 10 Gigabit connections via copper cable and optical fiber (10 Gbit BaseT, 10 Gbit iSCSI SFP +). We select the types of disks that best meet the adopted criteria of speed of operation and cost (SATA disks, NL-SAS disks, SAS disks, SSD disks).
Data security and service support
To increase the reliability, efficiency of data transmission and the space available as a whole, we use the Redundant Array of Independent Disks technology. Exanet engineers select the appropriate RAID standard for a given environment, taking into account the speed of operation, security and the amount of disk space available.
For the disk array, we recommend a proper service contract that provides support in the event of a hardware failure.
Exanet has the status of a partner of
Emergency power (UPS)
APC by Schneider Electric
Properly selected UPS devices ensure the availability and protection of power for server devices, as well as the ability to manage the power supply.
The experience gained at Exanet during many implementations of server systems for companies allows us to recommend solutions from a world-famous manufacturer in the field of UPS, i.e. APC. We value APC for reliability, quality, excellent software, available accessories and options.
Specific UPS selection for the set of server devices
We always select devices that guarantee power backup individually to servers, disk arrays and network devices that make up the IT infrastructure in the company. We take into account the possible maximum power consumption of power supplies included in the system.
A great advantage of modern UPS is the possibility of adding a management card, which allows to ensure a very high level of reliability thanks to immediate notifications. The included software allows you to safely shut down protected servers.
Exanet prepares an individual configuration of UPS behavior rules for a specific customer infrastructure. We define the order of switching off and the sequence of switching on the virtual servers.
An important advantage of APC hardware is compatibility and support for Hyper-V. In selected UPS models, we use smart connect (Connected Smart-UPS), i.e. a solution that provides a remote management interface (management via the cloud).
We must mention UPS testing. An indispensable part of server infrastructure management is regular testing of the operation of the power backup.
Network attached storage (NAS)
In selected projects for our clients, we use rack-mounted Network Attached Storage devices from manufacturers such as Synology and QNAP. We use NAS solutions primarily as a place to store an additional backup and as a data archive.
The main advantages of NAS solutions are a relatively low price, ease of management, the ability to use the existing network infrastructure, ease of change of the size of the volume. For increased security, we use a redundant RAID array.
Benefits of working with Exanet
- We have gained experience by carrying out dozens of implementations of server solutions and mass storage solutions for clients from all over Poland and Europe.
- We follow the best practice principles defined by hardware and software manufacturers with which Exanet has the status of a partner.
- The team of Exanet engineers is constantly improving their knowledge by participating in trainings and obtaining certificates.
- We prepare individual solutions for each client as a result of the analysis of needs and expectations.
- We offer comprehensive services in the field of server and mass storage solutions (audit of requirements, design, configuration, equipment delivery, tests, final implementation).
- We offer licenses and equipment support solutions.
- We offer the possibility of permanent cooperation when it comes to the maintenance and management of servers.
- We integrate servers with network devices.