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Example Solution #3 - Large scale Web Hosting

The third example highlights a company which has existing IT knowledge but wishes to call on the expertise that FIRST4TECH can offer in providing very demanding, leading edge technology solutions. Using advanced server, networking and software infrastructure we can provide top level systems for very specific tasks requiring high availability, full redundancy, rapid deployment, accurate telemetry, and reliable monitoring.

Example Solution #3 - Large scale Web Hosting

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In this example we've taken a company with a requirement for an Internet Web Hosting solution. Here are some of the key features:

  • Resilient high-bandwidth internet connectivity using 100Mb primary and 10Mb backup Leased Line circuits. Automatic failover will occur in the event of primary failure.
  • Active/Standby failover core routing via HSRP via interconnect between each router
  • Multiple internal and external switch stacks with Active/Standby failover
  • Cisco ASA firewall solution for security and VLAN aware ‘context’ configuration for virtual LANs
  • VLAN technology allowing separation of hosts/devices on the same physical network
  • Firewalls in Active/Active mode with state and configuration replication between devices, allowing customisable heartbeat/health checks and interface failover criteria
  • Redhat Linux and Windows Operating Systems running specific applications for the environment required
  • Linux Applications compiled from source for exact usage
  • Fast, reliable database platform for website backend
  • High Speed Network attached disk storage with access via CIFS for windows environments and NFS for Linux
  • Rapid Deployment solutions, (eg. Altiris Proliant)
  • HP Proliant standard rack mount servers offering high reliability and built in redundancy
  • HP Proliant Blade Servers offering densely populated, rapid deployable servers in a massively redundant architecture
  • System telemetry and monitoring using SNMP and custom applications for specific Operating Systems and hardware platforms
  • Alerting via email or SMS

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