For costs that are well within the IT budget of virtually any small business (often starting as low as $100 per month), companies can immediately enjoy the advantages of housing their equipment in a professional-grade Data Center whose benefits include Internet availability that usually exceeds 99.999% uptime, dramatic savings in management expenses due to the elimination of common infrastructure failures, lightning-fast Internet connections that are usually at least 60 times faster than the fastest Internet connections available to most small businesses, the highest levels of physical security, and electrical power that is immune to blackouts, brownouts, and internal breakdown.
Data Centers offer useful features including “remote hands” capability,
a service in which Data Center staff can provide rudimentary but valuable assistance such as pushing a reset button or power cycling a server. This value-added service avoids the cost of having your in-house support personnel travel to the office to perform simple troubleshooting steps. Better yet, such Data Center services are available on a 24×7 basis, 365 days a year, relieving stress and cutting expenses by dramatically simplifying the logistics required to maintain high network availability.
There are over 75 mission-critical class Internet Data Centers in Texas, and LG Networks’ Data Center consulting experts can help you select one that meets the particular requirements of your business, including geographic proximity, space, connectivity, affordability, and value-added features and services.
Internet Data Centers are especially appealing to small businesses because of their affordability and feasibility in comparison to taking a do-it-yourself approach. Trying to build an in-house data center with even a minimum level of fault tolerance by installing features such as a local computer room generator for power protection, redundant air conditioning systems, multiple Internet T1 lines, and a physically secure infrastructure, is for most small businesses either impossible due to facility limitations or financially prohibitive.
By using multiple data centers, businesses can enhance not only fault-tolerance but also performance. For example, by deploying a BIG-IP controller in each data center to load balance a farm of web servers, and then BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (formally 3-DNS) product at each data center, Internet traffic will be spread automatically between multiple, geographically dispersed sites. The BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager routes web requests to different data centers based on their proximity to the requester, availability and current utilization/response times. This approach can accelerate application performance by up to three times, ensure that priority applications are served first, and offload expensive server cycles. For more information about LG Networks’ support for fault tolerant technology, visit Load Balancing Consulting.
Other High Availability Solutions Provided by LG Networks’ Experts
LG Networks’ Microsoft and Cisco-certified consulting experts can assist your company to build an affordable, fault-tolerant IT architecture that addresses critical challenges covering a broad array of networking solutions and operations such as:
Workplace Recovery Planning
LG Networks’ business continuity engineers can show you how to create a workplace recovery strategy so you can restore IT functionality in the event of an IT system disaster. LG Networks’ can assist you to define a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and testing. LG Networks’ Microsoft and Cisco-certified professionals can also help you create an affordable, zero-downtime network solution that takes into account availability issues involving a broad array of infrastructure technologies and processes. To read more, see Disaster Recovery Consulting Services.
Fault Tolerant Internet Connectivity
LG Networks’ Cisco-authorized IT professionals can help you design an economical, fault tolerant Internet connection architecture that can achieve 24×7 Internet access via a broad array of fault tolerant Internet access technologies including fault tolerant BGP, automatic fail-over, and redundant Internet Service Providers. LG Networks’ can provide CCIE professionals to help you apply the most advanced technology for fault tolerant Internet connectivity to build an economical, completely redundant Internet interface with automatic failover and other features to deliver non-stop Internet availability.
Virtualization technology is central to any current disaster recovery solution. Virtual servers can be provisioned, updated, copied, and recovered rapidly and easily, providing a level of versatility for achieving high-availability almost impossible to meet with traditional physical servers. LG Networks can assist your company to design and implement a virtualized solution based on Microsoft Windows Hyper-V, which offers advanced business continuity features that include transparent system backup and live migration. Microsoft Windows Hyper-V can save much of the time needed for scheduled service, switching to emergency backup sites, and restoring business-critical functions. For more information, see Windows Hyper-V Virtual Server Consulting Services.
Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering
Windows Server 2008 R2 brought world-class availability and system recovery to Microsoft’s clustering platform. Windows Server 2012 adds to this foundation and delivers significant new and enhanced features offering increased scalability, better storage uptime for server applications, streamlined administration, faster automatic failover, and more flexibility for architecting failover clusters. For more information, go to Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering Integration.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clusters
The clustering technology incorporated into the Datacenter and Enterprise editions of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is radically redesigned to streamline the deployment, setup, and administration of server clusters that offer greater levels of network dependability, security, efficiency, and versatility. New or improved capabilities include cluster verification, revamped setup and installation, unified cluster management, redesigned cluster infrastructure for increased availability, hardened security and quorum structure, fewer failure points, more disk and RAM capacity, and improvements for geographically dispersed clusters. To learn more, go to Windows ServerR2 2008 Clustering Support.
Network Load Balancing
LG Networks’ provides high availability load balancing consulting that addresses network load balancing, load balanced programs, network infrastructure routing, and content delivery technology including Cisco Content Engine. Non-stop load balancing solutions for which LG Networks’ offers consulting expertise include Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Access Suite and Access Gateway, Cisco CSS, Cisco Content Distribution Manager and ACNS, and BIG-IP. For details, visit Non-stop Load Balancing.
Failsafe Interoffice Connectivity
LG Networks’ multi-site connection consultants can help businesses achieve zero-downtime multi-site connections through fully redundant networks with automatic failover. LG Networks’ Cisco-qualified CCIE network engineers can plan and implement ultra-reliable Inter-office connections based on zero-downtime EIGRP routers or non-stop OSPF deployment of Cisco routers. LG Networks’ can show you how multi-path connectivity and transparent fail-over offers economical non-stop interoffice connectivity
Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) Backup and Recovery Consultants
LG Networks’ certified Microsoft DPM consultants can help your company to create a practical workplace recovery strategy, implement a cost-effective non-stop IT architecture, install a Microsoft DPM-based backup and recovery solution, thoroughly test your DPM system, train your administrative staff or local consultants how to manage DPM, or provide extensive information technology outsourcing services including remote hosting of Data Protection Manager machines in LG Networks’ data center. For details, visit Microsoft Data Protection Manager Expertise.
Managed Offsite DPM Backup Service
LG Networks’ affordably priced Offsite Data Protection Manager Backup Service incorporates the power of Data Protection Manager (DPM) with the world-class security facilities of the Herakles co-location center to provide continual, non-disruptive backup for up to 2.5 Terabytes of critical data from one or several of your Windows-powered servers. LG Networks’ service package includes all setup, management, and monitoring needed for a complete offsite data backup system. To learn more, see Fully Managed Offsite DPM Backup Service.
Backup and Restore Solutions Consulting Experts
LG Networks’ can provide affordable online support from IT engineers with expertise in a broad array of utilities and technologies that deliver solutions for protecting Microsoft Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX servers and desktops plus notebooks and smartphones. LG Networks’ offers help for all major data protection products including Acronis, Symantec Backup Exec, BackupAssist Software, CrashPlan PRO, Double-Take Software, Mozy, vSphere Data Protection, and FLARs. LG Networks’ can assist you to implement, upgrade, or troubleshoot backup/restore solutions for a variety of environments such as on-premise, edge to datacenter, cloud, or a mix. To learn more, visit Backup and Recovery Solutions Expertise.
Consulting for Double-Take Solutions for Backup
Double-Take Software offers a family of tools designed to provide small and midsize companies a variety of affordable solutions for replicating and restoring business-critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft SharePoint. LG Networks’ business continuity planning consultants have in-depth backgrounds incorporating Double-Take technology into small business information networks to create an advanced level of fault tolerance and business continuity readiness at an affordable price.
Why Choose LG Networks’ for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning Solutions?
Because LG Networks’ is a Microsoft Gold Partner and offers specialized application consulting for a wide range of small business software programs, LG Networks’ can help customers to find complete IT solutions that maximize the business value of your network. As a Registered Partner for Cisco Systems, LG Networks’ can provide the expertise of qualified consultants and specialists with expertise in architecting, installing and troubleshooting infrastructure environments based on Cisco products. The broad scope of LG Networks’ technical experience and LG Networks’ familiarity with the needs of small and midsize companies make LG Networks’ a great resource for creating and maintaining an affordable, dependable network.
How to Get in Touch with LG Networks’ Engineers for High Availability System Support
To ask LG Networks’ about professional assistance for high availability IT design, call 972-528-6546 or e-mail Helpdesk@lgnetworksinc.com
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