The best solution for a professional web software application is a high-availability platform in combination with fault tolerance, load balancing and other technological assets.
FirstServed helps you lay out the design for a redundant, complete hardware independent hosting platform with potential for growth.
Virtualization is a widely deployable technology. If the correct approach is used and the correct scenario's have been thought out, you may use a complete redundant platform existing of virtual servers installed on a professional hardware cluster. FirstServed enhances this experience by adding excellent Service Level Agreements (SLA's) and support.
This unique combination of hardware, software technology and professional support ensures a quality hosting platform well fit for Application Service providers and Software-as-a-Service aanbieders.
FirstServed extensively uses the VMware vSphere platform for setting up high-availability solutions.
A common implemented technology is the built in fault tolerance that enables an active/standby configuration of you virtual machines.
This ensures your virtual server will seamlessly run on a backup node in case a problem on the master node occurs, all without downtime.
FirstServed offers two backup possibilities. Backup at file level which uses incremental and full backup schemes. On daily basis, an incremental backup is made of your server(s) and weekly a full backup takes care of your data.
As an alternative we offer the ability to use snapshot backups which offer a backup in time (like a picture snapshot) of your virtual server. The snapshot backups come in hand for deployment tests so you may easily fall back on a previous version of your virtual machine.
For even more redundancy you may rely on off-site backup solutions.
Your data is securely backupped to the Storage Area Network (SAN) in the second FirstServed datacenter. Files are transferred through a dark fiber connection between both datacenters.
Your application and hosting platform may well be redundant, without a decent monitoring no one knows what happens with your services behind the curtains.
The FirstServed monitoring system guarantees an accurate tracking of your servers, services and network connectivity.
If you wish you may be warned with e-mail and SMS alerts for the status of certain services.
Use a high-end, strongly secured, redundant and "IPv6 ready" network.
Your own virtualisation platform on a high-end dedicated server?
Enjoy the benefits of guaranteed and persistent connections with your branch offices.