Server Tech Specs

Server Tech Specs2017-03-14T15:07:07+00:00

CloudServer Tech Specs

  • AnyCloud: Convergia’s unique AnyCloud Architecture enables you to run workloads on the hypervisor of your choice, whether Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, or VMware vSphere.
  • AnyConnect: Our proprietary AnyConnect technology connects you however you like, whether via Public IP, IPSEC VPN, Layer-2 Cross-connects, MPLS, or point-to-point.
  • AnyChoice: Migrate your servers and information easily and seamlessly from Convergia back to your facility or another provider.

100% Availability Promise

Convergia give you a 100% uptime guarantee.

Hybrid Architectures

Convergia give you a 100% uptime guarantee.

Easy To Use

Using our web-based interface, you can deploy and manage your servers with just a click.

Scalable

Add or remove servers as needed.

Application Integration

The integration of our intelligent infrastructure with your applications ensures the consistency of data and application availability in the event of a disaster.

Enterprise-Level Infrastructure

Leverage the infrastructure of our data centers so you can operate like an enterprise-level organization, affordably and much cheaper than the cost of owning and maintaining your own equipment.

Pay As You Go

Pay just for what you use. Our predictable and consistent pricing model means no surprises when it comes to billing.

Security

  • Your infrastructure will be run in Tier 3 data centers employing the highest levels of security.

Convergia’s data centers boast the highest possible protection, including on-premises security guards, exterior security systems, biometric systems with palm scanners, security scanners, along with digital surveillance and recording. We offer a 100% uptime guarantee with HIPAA and PCI security compliance. Ours is one of very few organizations with an infrastructure and security processes meeting Tier 3 Class 1 standards.

Multiple Data Centers

  • Convergia’s infrastructure resides in multiple fully redundant data centers domestically while also being expanded on a global basis. In the event of a natural disaster, your applications will be fully redundant in a different data center and can be immediately redirected and ready for resuming normal business.

CPU and Storage

  • VMs are based on the number of CPU cores, amount of RAM, and amount of local storage that comes with each VM. Storage has virtually unlimited space, and the amount of storage can be increased as needed.

Virtual Servers

  • Virtual servers have many advantages compared to physical servers. Manageability is easier because you can easily connect remotely without special remote access hardware. Because virtual servers all see the same virtual hardware (except for processors) regardless of the physical hardware on which they are hosted, your applications all run on similar hardware — thus eliminating problems that can arise from different hardware.

Set Up

The deploying and managing of large-scale server infrastructures is now easier than ever before.

Physical server deployment requires the following steps:

  • Source and acquire the hardware needed to run the infrastructure, including racks, servers, switches, routers, firewalls, PDUs, storage arrays, cabling, and miscellaneous hardware.
  • Assemble the necessary infrastructure.
  • Configure the infrastructure.
  • Format the servers, configure the network, configure storage, install and configure operating systems, link the systems together, troubleshoot and optimize.

Virtual Server Deployment

Virtualization reduces all of that to just a few quick clicks. The vCloud director puts the power of this technology right at your fingertips. vCloud lets you spin up, spin down, configure networks and resources, reboot, repair, and control the console of new and existing servers all on your own if you wish.

Spinning up new servers is as easy as choosing from any of our preconfigured vApps for a technology and clicking deploy. Then just configure the network and applications, and your server will be up and running in the Cloud.

Migrations and Cutovers

Convergia makes migration easy. Our professional engineers will meet with you to develop a full understanding of your infrastructure. Weak points and any other potential issues will be addressed. Then a road map will be created, and the servers will be deployed according to approved specifications. Once the new servers are prepped for cutover, data replication starts. This is typically done over the Internet for customers with high bandwidth, or via USB hard drives for customers with low bandwidth.

Explained here are several services that are typically migrated and how the process works for some of the most popular applications and data systems on today’s market:

Websites

Websites are fairly easy in regard to migrations and cutovers. A physical to virtual migration is performed and flat files are copied to the new server. They usually operate on common platforms and are relatively simple. Most Web servers contain flat files which can be copied at a flat file level and cut over via DNS once the new server is ready for production.

SQL/Databases

SQL Databases tend to be more complicated for cutovers as database backups. Restorations are typically used to cut over and involve some downtime. They also require the participation of database administrators on the source side if the work is contracted out to a third party.

Terminal Servers

Terminal servers are at about the same difficulty level as Web servers. We nearly always use a Physical for Virtual utility to capture an image of the hard drive and deploy it against virtual hardware in our data centers. Typically no downtime is required. For changed data, Robocopy or a similar utility is used to copy flat files from the source to the destination. After this is completed, the DNS is then cut over to the new servers.

Print Server

Print servers are about the same as terminal and Web servers in terms of difficulty. Typically they are virtualized, placed right into the data center, and cut over. It is rare that any data replication needs to occur between the P2V process and cutover.