Custom System Design

When downtime becomes directly tied to loss of revenue, quality hardware becomes a no-brainer. 24/7 Network Service’s system design services come in two flavors:

Workstation design:

Most workstation failures arise from problems with one of three components: the power supply, motherboard, or hard drive. Some system builders will skimp on these opponents in order to provide more horsepower for less reliability, but in our opinion it never makes sense to sacrifice reliability in a business environment.

Quality hardware is at the core of every 24/7 Network Service workstation build. We use only quality power supplies and motherboards from trusted manufacturers in all of our builds. With the continuous performance gains provided by Moore’s Law, a basic workstation build will fulfill the needs of most business users. For professionals working in fields such as photography, videography and 3d modeling, we recommend workstations with a bit more horsepower.

24/7 Network Service can design and support workstations running either Windows or Macintosh operating systems and spec’d for any purpose.

Server design:

Servers are typically less general-purpose than workstations, so more care needs to put into their design. Server design starts with understanding the goal of your business and its plans for expansion, which we will establish before proceeding with the server design process.

A NAS (network-attached storage) server is a good example for different configuration options because its purpose is simple and easy to understand: storing data. Designing a NAS server used only for back-ups, we don’t put as much emphasis on performance because back-ups typically take place during downtime when office computers are not in use. On the other hand designing a NAS server integrated with Active Directory and making use of Folder Redirection, it is essential that we consider performance because end user experience is impacted negatively when the server can’t keep up.

24/7 Network Service has experience designing Windows, Linux and BSD servers for a wide-range of applications: NAS, PBX, web hosting, application hosting, database hosting, DNS, Windows Exchange servers / domain controllers, and more.