Superb Hardware and Networking Appliances from Dell & Cisco

Dell, CiscoIT Solutions Now's hardware infrastructure combines hardware from the industry-leaders Dell & Cisco Systems. Dell's next-generation servers provide performance combined with a balance of internal expandability and rack density, while the market-leading Cisco PIX Security Appliance delivers robust user and application policy enforcement, multivector attack protection, and secure connectivity services. Finally, Cisco's Catalyst switches help maximize network value by providing optimal support for the platform requirements.

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Servers: Dell PowerEdge 1850 and 2850 series, Dual Xeon Processor

Backup System: Dell LTO-3

Managed Firewall: Cisco PIX

Network Switches: Cisco Catalyst

 

Dell Servers

Only Dell delivers next-generation servers specifically designed to reduce complexity. Our production environment utilizes top-of-the-line, rack-mounted Dell PowerEdge series servers.

  • Dell PowerEdge 2850 servers with Dual Xeon processors used as Exchange and Web servers
  • Dell PowerEdge 1850 servers with Dual Xeon processors used for the front-end components, such as OWA, SMTP, DNS, and Domain Controllers

Our stand-alone servers and server groups are configured in a load balanced "farm" which provide web services. All web servers run IIS on Windows 2000/2003 servers, and Windows application servers grouped into farms operate Windows Server 2003 and Terminal Services.

Backup

Nightly tape backup to Dell LTO devices enhance security and dependability.

Redundant Internet Connections Through Tier One Providers

IT Solutions Now connects to the Internet via redundant central hubs from MCI-UUNET and AT&T.

Network Security with Managed Firewall

Cisco PIX dedicated firewall appliances protect our servers. The market-leading Cisco PIX Security Appliance Series delivers robust user & application policy enforcement, and multivector attack protection all in easy-to-deploy solutions. These purpose-built appliances provide multiple integrated security and networking services to IT Solutions Now.

Local Area Network with Cisco Catalyst Switches

IT Solutions Now uses Cisco Catalyst switches with 1 gigabit ethernet connections to each server. Cisco switches help maximize network value by providing optimal support for the platform requirements.