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Data center

With numerous experience and a wide range of solutions from the world's largest vendors we provide you with an optimal and independent data center tailored to address your requirements. This can be done using traditional or software-defined concepts, as well as in the form of a private or hybrid cloud.

Software-Defined Data Centres

Over a decade ago, we made the first step towards software-defined data centres by virtualizing server resources. We continue that journey by virtualizing storage and networks.

The fastest growing segments of software-defined data centres are Software Defined Storage (SDS) and Software Defined Networks (SDN). Automation and orchestration systems are another important component of a software-defined data centre. These systems enable you to manage all components from a single point using unified tools and modern communication standards (REST API).

Simplified management

Deployment of software-defined components is much simpler and faster than deploying a hardware component.

Automation and orchestration

Programmability enables us to create a highly automated and orchestrated system.

Independence

Software-defined data centres require generic servers, which means independence from hardware makers.

Cost effectiveness

At the hardware level, general purpose servers represent the only cost. Systems can be created using many free open source software solutions.

Hiperkonvergirani sistemi

The result of using software-defined solutions is hyper-converged infrastructure that use a multitude of industry-standard servers to replace highly specialized hardware (e.g. traditional storage systems).

Hyper-converged infrastructure integrates computing, networking and storage functions in a single physical component, also called data centre in a box. This approach can result in improved resource utilization and simplified system management. Advanced solutions also include data compression, deduplication and automated data smoothing as well as network traffic optimization when replicating data between data centres. We offer servers that are preconfigured as hyper-converged infrastructure or we build them using general purpose servers and software that enables hyper-convergence.

Simplified hardware

The system is integrated on general purpose servers.

Simple scalability

By adding or removing servers, available capacities can be scaled up or down simply and quickly.

Intuitive operation

Management solutions include familiar and popular tools by proven providers.

IT team homogeneity

There is no need to separate IT teams into individual segments (network, storage, etc.).

Generic Servers and Server Appliances

In addition to general purpose servers, there are server appliances for specific tasks, the most popular of which are data processing servers.

Servers are again gaining in prominence in data centres. General purpose servers are becoming a primary vehicle for virtualization as well as hyper-converged infrastructure that can be created using the required storage capacities. Server appliances are designed as predefined engineered systems for processing databases such as SAP HANA or Oracle Exadata. While there is increased focus on the x86 platform, other processor architectures continue to be an important segment for UNIX-based servers.

Broad range of purposes

We offer server appliances for generic workloads and virtualization as well as hyper-converged and dedicated systems.

Broad range of solutions

When defining a suitable solution, you can choose between numerous leading makers, types and models.

Flexibility

Systems can be tailored to your needs or you can decide to use a predefined solution.

Independence

General purpose servers are independent of the hardware maker. When selecting server appliances, however, you need to take into account hardware manufacturers’ guidelines (compatibility matrices).

Storage Systems

As the technology advances and new standards emerge (e.g. NVMe over Fibre Channel), the range of available storage solutions is growing to offer a broader range of possible solutions.

Storage systems continue to be at the heart of any data centre. You need to select the right technology solution to ensure the best price-performance ratio: Flash storage systems are becoming increasingly accessible, while the traditional hybrid storage systems based on physical disks still have their place in data centres because of their low price. As the amount of data grows, protocols, such as block-storage SAN and file-storage NAS systems, are increasingly complemented by object storage systems. Storage systems can be virtualized to provide unified management or they can be deployed as software-defined storage. Systems can be replicated between multiple data centres regardless of their location.

Centralized storage

All data is located centrally and can be replicated.

Wide selection

A suitable system is determined for each workload, taking into account the requirements for connectivity, capability and capacity.

Simple scalability

To increase performance, you can simply add storage capacity or further scale up your system by adding processing power.

Accessibility

High performance flash memory-based storage systems are now affordable for any data centre.

Data Protection and Archiving

Data is your asset. Data protection while ensuring compliance and achieving RPO/RTO are the areas on which your business is increasingly dependent.

Throughout the data lifecycle, you need to carry out relevant processes that are supported with various technology solutions. When planning a solution, you must select the components that best support these processes. These can be Purpose-Built Backup Appliances or Virtual Tape Libraries, Physical Tape Libraries or traditional or object-level archival systems. As we design our solutions, we embed relevant software and mechanisms to mitigate disaster risk (e.g. loss of a data centre) and criminal activity risks (e.g. cryptoviruses). One of the more demanding stages of upgrading a storage environment is the migration of data from legacy to new equipment.

Regulatory compliance

We ensure that our solutions are compliant with relevant regulations (e.g. ZVDAGA and GDPR).

Public cloud integration

By copying archival content into a public cloud, you can ensure a high level of capacity flexibility.

Reducing operational risks

Ensure protection against cryptoviruses and other disasters

Scalability

Data protection and archiving systems can be easily scaled to meet the demands of growing volumes of data.

Business Continuity

Business continuity is an area that we have been focusing on for decades. Throughout that time, it hasn’t lost its importance; instead, it is becoming increasingly vital.

ISO 22301 is very clear about the definition of business continuity: it’s the capability of an organization to continue the delivery of products or services at acceptable predefined levels following disruptive incident. In our work, we rely on a result-oriented approach. We either prepare a new plan or help you optimize your existing business continuity plans and support you as you carry out drill practices once or twice a year. Our main goals are the successful test of a business continuity plan and reducing risk exposure.

Mitigating risk

We carry out a business impact assessment and risk analyses to prepare relevant measures and a plan for their execution.

Pragmatic approach

Our plans reflect the maturity of your organization. For less mature environments, we begin with simpler plans that are expanded and detailed during annual reviews.

Service catalogue is the foundation

A clear and updated service catalogue is the foundation for preparing and executing a plan.

Optimization of investments and benefits

A business continuity plan may require increased financial investments. We prepare a multi-criteria decision tree to facilitate the optimal decision among several options.

In collaboration with global IT providers:

Trust of our customers comes first

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IT Manager

The SAP ERP upgrade delivered the latest technologies that improved reliability and management while ensuring faster data processing which enables us to optimize our business processes.

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System Administrator

By implementing the solution, our company reduced IT risk (unavailability, data loss or corruption) and by selecting an all-flash array, we considerably improved the speed of big data processing.

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