Architecture

Today the optimal foundation of an effective and efficient IT for businesses is the architecture of the systems. The manner in which we create, use and store information continues to develop with record-breaking speed and to an unprecedented extent. This has a dramatic impact on the server hardware, networks, and storage systems.

Hardware

The most important factors here are memory, number of CPUs or their slots (sockets), a redundant power supply and the superior quality of the individual components to ensure a continuous operation. The trend is increasingly going towards "pre-engineered systems" (standardized hardware and software) and so-called "out-of-the-box" solutions. The simplified compatibility makes it possible to roll out new updates and releases easier and faster. The commissioning of new servers is easier, because the systems are pre-configured and delivered fully tested (flexible configuration still possible). Other advantages of these pre-engineered system are the time - and cost savings: Since everything is supplied by a single source, hardware costs can be saved and commissioning of new systems is possible within a very short period of time.

Network

For a stable and reliable data center the network and its connection and bandwidth is of fundamental importance. While large established companies rely frequently on their own connections between different data centers, smaller companies have to rely on the existing infrastructure.

Storage

Due to the ever increasing amount of data and memory bottlenecks a more efficient use of physical memory in the data center must be achieved. This not only affects the compression of the corresponding data, but also the more intelligent use of existing resources. Companys have to find more efficient ways of managing unstructured data - such as images, videos, emails and text - over a longer period of time. This primarily relates to the storage systems of data centers with high data processing rates. Here one deviates more and more from server based storage and tends to use a centralized storage system.

Central Storage Systems

The advantages of a centralized storage system are obvious. In addition to significantly simplified management and monitoring, the high availability of the data takes on major role. This is achieved by redundantly writing the date to different disks (which nevertheless appears as a continuous volume).

ATIX offers its customers comprehensive advice and support from the planning through the implementation of the solution to the support for your data center.