Servers today can provide varied functions that will dictate how they should be
configured. Integrated Solutions and Systems will configure a high performance server to precisely meet
your needs. This will guarantee that you get the highest possible performance per dollar for a given
type of server application.
Small to Medium Business Model for a typical 5 to 100 user Network and Systems Infrastructure
File and Web Servers:
File and Web Servers should have high performance processor and memory
interconnects, enough memory to provide efficient program and file data buffering and have a fast,
reliable interface to disk storage. They should also have built-in data security and a way to backup
critical business data. Data security can be provided by using a type or level of RAID (Redundant Array
of Inexpensive Disks) that best fits your needs and budget. Data backup is usually provided by including
a tape drive or tape library to archive crucial data and allow its removal to a safe place.
Database Servers need a slightly different configuration to provide high
performance. Most database servers keep key indexes (lists) in memory and look up the information
requested in these indexes. This usually requires as much memory as possible to provide local access to
these indexes. If these indexes point to very large data sets that reside on disk, the interface from
the server to the disk storage is also very important. Tuning a database server for maximum performance
requires tuning the database itself along with providing as much memory and disk I/O as possible.
Routers, Firewalls and Bridges:
Routers, Firewalls and Bridges read, check and send data from one I/O
port to another. These servers need fast processors and memory to store, check and forward network
packets. The only disk storage they normally need is to boot the system and keep logs.
Please contact us to discuss your server needs. We will help you
configure a server that is high performance, expandable and cost effective.