Data Center, San Francisco Bay Area
Converged Infrastructure & Unified Computing
Converged infrastructure unifies server, storage, networking, and virtualization into an integrated solution that is managed as a whole. Complexity, management effort, and maintenance costs are reduced while adding flexibility and scalability. Once deployed, all resources are managed from a common interface via orchestration software provided by vendors.
For example, the FlexPod solution combines Cisco UCS computing, Cisco Nexus switching, and NetApp storage with unified management and optional unified support.
Since 2010, FlexPod has been adopted by more than 2,400 companies.
It is one example of multi-vendor solution with integrated management and support.
Server virtualization has been around for more than a decade and has transformed the modern data center, providing game changing efficiencies and capabilities. There are numerous benefits to server virtualization, including:
Shared storage enables the advanced features of a virtualized environment permitting the live migration of virtual servers from one physical host to another.
Storage networks also leverage high availability controllers and disk subsystems to the benefit of all hosts in the data center and provide advanced features like snapshots and block level replication for data protection and disaster recovery.
File services can be provided directly by many storage systems avoiding the need for a file server host.
An ideal storage system must support the required protocols, meet performance requirements, and provide the flexibility to cost effectively meet increasing storage demands.
Why Choose Forte?
We have over 28 years of experience meeting the challenges of Small Businesses and Medium Enterprises. Our data center engineers have virtualized hundreds of servers and deployed converged infrastructures for companies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Call 510-525-3000 or email us to speak with an experienced data center engineer!
Data Center Solutions for San Francisco Bay Area Businesses
We provide data center solutions throughout the greater San Francisco region, including:
- Berkeley, Emeryville
- Oakland, Alameda
- San Leandro
- Walnut Creek
- Concord, Martinez
- Richmond, Hercules
- Dublin, San Ramon
- San Francisco
- South San Francisco
- San Mateo
- Foster City
- Redwood City
- San Bruno
- San Rafael
- Santa Rosa
- San Jose
- Silicon Valley
- Santa Clara
- Fremont, Milpitas
- Palo Alto
- Menlo Park
- Mountain View
- Santa Cruz