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Reliability is key to your school.

When supplying a new server we would normally recommend a model from HP as we have found them to be extremely reliable and very good value.

After reviewing your needs we would supply a server that is based on your requirements. As standard it would include sufficient RAM for its role, a redundant power supply for increased redundancy, an array of hard drives and a suitable backup solution. The server would include a 3 year next business day on-site warranty that can be extended, or increased as required.

We understand the importance of your network so aim to ensure our servers have excellent fault tolerance. This means that our servers would continue to operate running even if a power supply, hard drive, or one of each were to fail.

To ensure continuity we configure them to automatically notify us of any problems. So hopefully the first you will know about a server problem is when our engineer arrives to resolve it. As part of our Basic Managed Service we also carry out regular remote checks for increased assurance.

The operating system of choice would be the latest version from Microsoft, depending upon current stability and software support. We would also install some proprietary software to automate the backup process that would provide daily notifications.

Virtualisation

Server Virtualisation has become an area that has recently reduced in costs to a level that is affordable to schools. The principle is to divide the physical resources of a server into multiple virtual servers. Each of these servers can perform a role as part of the network or act as an independent server. This allows more work load to be installed onto the physical hardware.

This can reduce the amount of physical servers required providing a reduction in cost for the hardware and maintenance. Separating roles also helps to prevent one application or process from impacting on any others, which can affect the whole network. It also allows for multiple operating systems to be installed on a single hardware platform.

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