ConnectingBlox provides broad support for server hardware and server operating systems. Our technicians are vendor certified on the leading brands of server hardware and a wide variety of server-based operating systems. From sales and installation of new server hardware to maintenance, migration and even recovery of your existing servers, ConnectingBlox has solutions.
Industry Standard Servers
Industry Standard Servers are defined as servers with 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (amd64) processors and support for Windows operating systems. ConnectingBlox can support virtually any industry standard server configuration including tower, rack and blade systems. Our technicians are vendor certified to support servers from most major manufacturers:
- Hewlett Packard
Other Types of Servers
In addition to industry standard servers, ConnectingBlox supports legacy, specialized and midrange servers such as:
- Sun SPARC
- Apple XServe
- HP PA-RISC
- Compaq/DEC Alpha
- IBM AS/400
- IBM RS/6000
- Intel IA64 (Itanium)
- SGI MIPS
Server Operating Systems
Without an operating system, a server is just a box. ConnectingBlox has the broadest operating system knowledge you will find today.
- Windows - ALL versions
- Commercial Linux (RedHat, Novell SUSE, Mandriva, etc.)
- i5/OS (OS/400)
- VMWare ESX
- Open Linux (CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Slackware, etc.)
- SunOS/Solaris (Including OpenSolaris)
- OSX Server & A/UX
- SCO Unix, OpenServer & Other SysV derivatives
- Novell Open Enterprise Server
- Novell NetWare
- BSD & derivatives (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD)
- Reality (Pick)
Advanced Server Concepts
In critical situations downtime can be very costly, so servers need to be designed with very high levels of redundancy, sometimes even across geographic boundaries. ConnectingBlox provides advanced engineering support for critical systems. We can design and build anything from simple load balancing to multi-site clusters to HPC environments. Our team was among the first in the world to build a commercially used Oracle cluster with fiber channel SANs that spanned multiple countries. That original project operated for over 14 years with zero downtime!
Your Place or Ours
ConnectingBlox can provide services to install and maintain servers and operating systems on-site at your location, or we are happy to make space in one of our colocation racks where they will be kept secure and accessible. If you do chose to have us rack your server at our facility, all colocation plans come with full maintenance and compliance-ready firewalls and security controls.
Our Preferred Solutions
ConnectingBlox recommends Dell PowerEdge server products and uses them in-house for our production servers and private cloud. PowerEdge products have proven to be cost effective, reliable and among the best performing products in their class.
Lenovo (also marketed under the IBM nameplate), has been building fast, reliable servers for several decades. When performance is the top priority, ConnectingBlox relies on Lenovo ThinkServers to get the job done.