The foundation of our computing systems is based on conventional data centre state of the art techniques and technologies. Using 10 Gb Ethernet to the server, with a resilient virtual switching fabric to ensure the network within the data centre is resilient, fault tolerant, readily expandable and readily reconfigurable.
Beyond the conventional, DataCentred provides very large storage systems with tiered arrays to support the variety of storage needs across client applications. Storage virtualization allows us to use a full range of storage devices appropriate to need, as well as
providing mirroring, fault tolerance, snapshotting and multisite replication. Use of
conventional hypervisors and their more sophisticated management suites allows us to deploy virtualization for servers.
These three tiers of virtualization, networks, storage and servers, give us the capability to reconfigure across the data centre in a planned and unplanned manner. Virtualisation fosters workload balancing, power management, failure recovery, and above all optimal use of all systems ensuring the greenest possible operation of the data centre.
At an application level, clustering allows flexibility in workload optimization. Reduced instances of shared applications, and applications accessing single image data, also contribute to more efficient running.
Running through all of the virtualisation techniques deployed is a core security
model, whose application is a clear reflection of the security requirements of
each client at any time.
Our computing and storage architecture allows consolidation of conventional,
current systems for clients, and facilitates their restructuring in a more cloud capable
way. The initial service handling is achieved by conventional techniques of consolidation, reducing instances of applications, virtualization, and data consolidation. In this way we are able to ready our customers for transition of the relevant parts of their business to the cloud.