Data Center Solutions

Innergo supplies complete infrastructure and the necessary components to build a data center, beginning even from scratch. We start from the chamber design, then we create a safety system and finish at infrastructure management.

>> DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF DATA CENTER

Blade servers and rack servers

Environments of IT systems differ between each other in servers’ application. Accordingly, the server architecture often matches exactly the specified requirements.

Blade servers are smaller than rack servers. They are collected into modules and packed in a special case. They have been designed for Internet service providers who have to be constantly adapting to changes in customer needs and appreciate opportunities for infrastructure expansion, without incurring large financial costs. Increasingly, companies from other industries also switch over to comprehensive blade server architecture. Choosing this type of servers, keep in mind that the expansion will be only possible with servers from the same manufacturer.

Rack servers, stacked in racks in the server room, provide network resources consolidation, as well as required space minimizing. Therefore, they are not designed only for certain types of racks, they guarantee flexibility in expanding server infrastructure with servers from different manufacturers.

To prevent servers overheating due to the large amount of equipment in a small space, racks work with special cooling systems.

Choosing the proper kind of server, it is necessary to pay attention to its efficiency, energy consumption and price, because of diversity and complexity of solutions in companies. The role of the servers depends on the company business profile. Servers can be used to host websites, provide a mail service, activate the business management applications.

SAN

Storage Area Network provides an access to storage resources for computer systems. It enables a remote storage to transfer data among servers in a distributed environment.

Enterprises often decide to implement SAN, because of their scalability, availability and performance.

The main purpose of the SAN is to simplify data center management. It is possible to transfer data from one device to another, without server interaction. This accelerates the backup process or disaster recovery.

SAN uses Fibre Channel solutions, whose elements are fast and do not fail while exchanging data with a huge number of connected devices over greater distances between them, continuously providing superior performance.

An alternative to Fibre Channel is iSCSI protocol that allows building SAN with iSCSI matrix and Ethernet. The main benefit of iSCSI is facilitating the SAN systems construction, using standard network elements.

Depending on the connection there are three basic types of SAN: a Point-to-Point Protocol with direct connection to the server, FC-AL which is based on connecting devices to the loop and Fabric - a logical combination of all devices, reflecting the structure of the physical network.

SAN allows designing the infrastructure to improve safety of workflow and data archiving in LAN network, without the limitations of a company distributed structure, equipment or storage systems.

NAS systems

NAS systems are ideal for a network used by several devices. NAS servers’ operating systems allow creating backups, sharing files and other devices over network. It provides effective remote management and flexible configuration of the data contained on the servers.

NAS servers may have one or more disks, which affects the data protection and storage capacity. Connected to the LAN anywhere, NAS servers can be used to share data. Using a standard Ethernet connection, you can access data on the NAS. This characteristic way of communication caused that the technology has gained the name of the NAS network storage.

There is also the possibility of remote management and resource configuration of NAS devices. There have often additional features, such as the ability to work in the cloud.

Backup and archiving

A backup procedure enables companies to effectively secure the data processed up to date. In case of an accident, the backup allows recovering of lost information. Efficient backup systems include easy access to information and the possibility of effective data processing.

With data archiving, it is possible to go back to the necessary information for a longer period of time. Depending on the type of data stored, they are archived for a set period of time and number of backup versions. The process of archiving data involves the transfer of information to another medium, which is stored in a safe place.

Virtualization Software

Dynamic development of server virtualization initiates various technical solutions. To derive benefits from server virtualization, it is necessary to select the optimum software that meets our requirements for the effects of virtualization.

Virtualization provides full use of server resources through the creation of further virtual environments on a physical server. In addition to the financial savings – it is not necessary to purchase new servers - a significant advantage of virtual environments is also saved time on creating and managing virtual operating systems.

Companies can decide on full virtualization, hardware-assisted virtualization, paravirtualization and operating system level virtualization. Each type of implemented virtualization has a variety of benefits for clients.

Full virtualization is based on software that fully simulates the physical server architecture, providing access to its memory, enabling disk operations, as well as stopping the system operation. The distinguishing feature of this type of virtualization is providing a very high level of virtual environments isolation.

Hardware assisted virtualization is characterized by higher efficiency, because of a processor which directly supports the operating system of a virtual environment. This proves the fact that hardware assisted virtualization is efficient even with the ability to run any operating system in a virtual world.

Paravirtualization assumes that the operating system detects that it is running in a virtual environment, therefore only a limited set of commands is transmitted to the host system. This results in a high yield of paravirtualization because of stimulating the limited environment.

Virtualization at the operating system level assumes that it supports several virtual environments (containers) and keeps them separated. Virtualization at the operating system level in addition to high performance, delivers a possibility of an effective disk information management. It offers the ability to run hundreds of virtual environments on a single physical server, what is impossible with other types of virtualization.