CloudServer Tech Specs

Our Infrastructure as a Service solution is further explained with our CloudServer Tech Specs.

  • AnyCloud: Convergia’s unique AnyCloud Architecture allows customers to run their workloads on the hypervisor of their choice-Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, or VMware vSphere.
  • AnyConnect: Our proprietary AnyConnect technology allows you to connect to Convergia’s cloud anyway you want-Public IP, IPSEC VPN, Layer-2 Cross-connects, MPLS, or point-to-point.
  • AnyChoice: By utilizing a standards based architecture, you can seamlessly migrate your servers and information from Convergia back to your facility or another provider.

100% Availability Pledge

Convergia has built a state-of-the-art infrastructure that offers high availability and a 100% uptime guarantee.

Hybrid Architectures

Our flexible architecture allows Convergia to integrate into your existing network with existing servers, firewalls, or appliances; allowing you to move as little or as much as you like.

Easy To Use

Our web-based interface allows you deploy and manage your servers with the click of a button-through our easy to use web-based interface.

Scalable

Easily add or remove servers on demand and in real-time.

Application Integration

Our intelligent infrastructure integrates with your applications, guaranteeing data consistency and application availability in the event of a failure.

Enterprise-Level Infrastructure

Leveraging the infrastructure in Convergia’s data centers allow you to operate like an enterprise-level organization. This will be done at a fraction of the cost of owning and maintaining the gear.

Pay As You Go

Pay for only the resources you use, via an easy to understand pricing model with no surprises.

Security

  • Your infrastructure will be run in Tier 3 data centers with the highest of security parameters in place. Additionally, your information is secured behind multiple layers of physical security as well as network security.

Our data centers feature top of the line security with on-premises security guards, exterior security systems, biometric systems including palm scanners, security scanners, and continuous digital surveillance and recording. Get 100% uptime guaranteed with HIPAA and PCI security compliance. Our data centers are enterprise-grade at a fraction of the price. We are one of the few organizations whose infrastructure and security processes are at Tier 3 Class 1 standards.

Multiple Data Centers

  • Convergia’s infrastructure currently resides in multiple data centers domestically and is being expanded globally. These data centers are fully redundant. In the event of a natural disaster, Convergia’s customers can be assured that their business-critical applications will be fully redundant in a different data center and can be redirected and ready to resume business as usual because of our CloudServer Tech Specs.

CPU and Storage

  • VMs are based on the number of CPU cores, amount of RAM, and amount of local storage that comes with each VM. Storage has virtually unlimited space and is available at different increments. Storage amounts can be increased on demand.

Virtual Servers

  • Virtual servers offer numerous advantages over physical servers. Manageability of virtual servers is easier because you can easily connect to the servers console remotely without the need for special remote access hardware. You can also easily duplicate virtual servers and create templates to quickly create new ones. Lastly, virtual servers all see the same virtual hardware (except for processors) regardless of the physical hardware that they are hosted on. This ensures that your applications all run on similar hardware to eliminate problems that may arise from dissimilar hardware.

Set Up

With recent improvements in virtualization technology, deploying servers has never been simpler to do. From clustering and resource pooling to graphical Web GUI management interfaces, deploying and managing large-scale server infrastructures has become a breeze.

With a physical server deployment, the following steps need to be taken by yourself or the hosting organization:

  • Source and acquire the hardware needed to run the infrastructure including:
  • Racks, servers, switches, routers, firewalls, PDUs, storage arrays, cabling, misc. hardware
  • Assemble the necessary infrastructure.
  • Configure the infrastructure.
  • Formatting servers, configuring the network, configuring storage, installing and configuring operating systems, linking the systems together, troubleshooting and optimization

Virtual Server Deployment

Thanks to virtualization, this has all been reduced to a number of a few short clicks to complete these tasks. Thanks to the vCloud director, the power of this technology has now been placed in YOUR hands. vCloud gives you the ability to spin up, spin down, configure networks and resources, reboot, repair, and control the console of new and existing servers without any action on the part of Convergia staff.

Of course we can always take care of this for you, but for hands-on customers that do not want our staff to access to their systems, this option is always available.

Spinning up new servers is as easy as selecting one of our preconfigured vApps that contain all of the servers necessary for a technology and clicking deploy. All that remains is configuring the network and applications, and your server is up and running in the cloud.

Migrations and Cutovers

Any IT director who has managed or performed a migration knows that they are always a nightmare. The reality is that they are unavoidable. However, with recent improvements in virtualization combined with our seasoned, experienced engineering staff, migrations have never been easier. First our engineers will sit down with your staff and gain an in-depth understanding of your current infrastructure while addressing any weak points or existing issues that could potentially cause issues during the setup and migration process. Next, a migration road map is drawn up and followed to the tee. Once the sales and engineering quotes have been approved, operations will deploy the servers according to specifications. After the new servers have been deployed, provisioned, updated, and prepped for cutover, data replication can begin. This is typically done over the Internet for customers with high bandwidth and via USB hard drives for customers with low bandwidth. While data is being transferred, a cutover date is scheduled (and may be adjusted due to unforeseen complications) when services will be cut over to the new systems in the cloud. Below are several services that are typically migrated and how the process works for some of the most popular applications and data systems on the market.

Websites

Websites are typically on the easier end of the spectrum when it comes to migrations and cutovers. A physical to virtual migration is performed and flat files are copied to the new server. They typically operate on fairly common platforms and are relatively simple in nature. Most Web servers contain flat files that can be copied persistently at a flat file level and then cut over via DNS after the new server has been determined to be stable and ready for production.

SQL/Databases

SQL Databases tend to be more complicated when it comes to cutovers as database backups. Restorations are typically used to cut over and involve downtime. They also participation of database administrators on the source side if this work is contracted out to a 3rd party.

Terminal Servers

Terminal servers operate in the same difficulty level as Web servers. For these we will almost always use a Physical for Virtual utility to literally capture an image of the hard drive and deploy it against virtual hardware in our data centers. This typically involves no downtime. For changed data, Robocopy or a similar utility is used to copy flat files from the source to the destination. Once this has been completed the DNS can be cut over to the new servers.

Print Server

Print servers are equal to terminal and Web servers in terms of difficulty. Typically, they are virtualized and placed right into the data center and are cut over. Very rarely will any data replication need to occur between the P2V process and cutover.