Not only do Intel processors currently dominate the CPU benchmarks for performance, but they are a proven brand. We choose the best products for the task and Intel CPUs have consistently out-performed the competition for not just performance, but reliability too.
Latest generation Ivybridge CPUs
Custom CPUs available to order
Multi-CPU systems for max performance
Overclock and use Intel boost technology
SSD, SAS, SATA Hard Drives
We have tier 1 agreements with storage vendors to ensure we provide the highest performing drives at the best possible prices. Choose from 7,200rpm to 15,000rpm SAS physical drives through to the latest generation in flash storage from Crucial, Fusion-IO and OCZ.
SLC and MLC SSDs available
Up to 4TB SAS and SATA and 1TB SSD
Fusion-IO and Revodrive flash technology
All drives backed by full guarantee
Hardware RAID Controllers
We choose to only provide hardware RAID controllers across our systems, never relying on on-board or software RAID for deployments - though you can of course request this as an option.
A dedicated hardware controller takes the strain from the motherboard and on-board chip, delivering higher performance and proven reliability.
Proven realtime data protection
Hardware controllers as standard
RAID monitoring 24x7x365
BBU-backed controllers in all Premium systems
RAID 1, 10, 5, and 6 options
We can provide access to our shared EMC fiberchannel SANs or supply dedicated SAN appliances for your shared storage requirement.
SANs are most often used to take advantage of high-availability features when using virtualisation technology.
Up to 10Gb iSCSI or Fiberchannel
Shared SAN options for no long-term commitment
Auto-tiered storage technology
Dual storage controllers as standard
Storage options from EMC, Dell, and HP
Cisco ASA Appliances
Dedicated firewalls become much more than just a device to run iptables. With additional options for multiple VPN connections, intrusion protection, gigabit support, penetration testing and a centralised device to protect your server estate, a firewall is a must-have for any platform that's serious about security.
Centralised security management for your solution
Required for PCI-DSS compliance
Fully HA options available
Create multiple IPSec VPNs
Layer 7 Load Balancers
Whether it's distributing traffic across multiple servers or providing high-availability to maximise uptime, our load balancer solutions provide complete peace of mind that your platform is built to cater for significant traffic volumes and remain online.