Custom Server Systems

                                                                                         

        A core part of our business is the assembly and customization of  small business & corporate server systems. These setups range from Tower systems of all kinds to rackmount systems 1U-4U. A server system is considered a quite complicated entity as it serves multiple users and it needs to function 24/7 for many years to come.

        One of the first clarifications that need to be established is whether the server will be housed in a Tower or Rackmount chassis. A tower chassis is usually a more independent system that can exist somewhere in the office without any special requirements beyond a comfortable and air cooled room attached to a UPS system. On the other hand a rackmount system, has many factors to take in to consideration, such as its height, width and depth as it needs to co exist in a rack cabinet along with other systems. Height of a rackmount server can be 1U(4.45cm), 2U(8.9cm), 3U(13.3cm) and 4U(17.8cm) and its choice depends on the size of the components that will be included in the system. Its width on rack is usually quite standard and its depth ranges from 40-85cm with an average being 65-75cm.

                                                                                

        The second most important thing to consider on a server system is its use and power. Some popular uses include a backup server, file sharing server, production server and a virtualization server. Servers tend to come with single, dual or quad processors, 16GB -1TB Registered DDR4 RAM and depending on their usage HDD, SSD or NVME storage of certain capacity. File sharing & Back up servers tend to have tens to hundreds of TBs in storage whereas Virtualization servers have more processing power and less storage capacity.

        Moving forward, in a world of many server Operating Systems, a system administrator needs to decide what Operating system is best suited for him and his business as depending on the OS, the infrastructure and the user setup will take their own route. Popular OS destinations include Windows Server 2022, Linux, TrueNAS, VMWare, ProxMox and Ubuntu among others. Some Operating Systems work with hardware RAID controllers which are required for creating pools and storage data while others work under software RAID, that does not require a physical RAID controller to operate.

        Lastly, beyond the standard server setups options, that most seek, as a company we offer some further perks in our customization that include 10GBps, 25GBps or 100GBps dual and quad Network ports, hot swap hard drive cages and hot swap fans, 12GBps backplanes, redundant power supplies units, high end Supermicro motherboards and IPMI remote configuration that most system Administrators found very useful while choosing their business infrastructure.