Servers from 3W
3W Infra has launched a new dedicated server plan based on Dell PowerEdge R230 hardware. The entry-level servers are aimed at SMBs and managed cloud hosting companies, and would provide cost-effective compute power for low-traffic websites, virtualization, development, cloud storage, as well as relatively small web and email applications.
3W Infra’s new dedicated server package based on Dell PowerEdge R230 server hardware will replace the company’s existing entry-level dedicated server offering based on an earlier hardware version, the R220.
Key features of the new 3W Infra dedicated server packages for SMBs and managed cloud hosting companies include:
- 1x Intel E3-1240 v5 4-Core CPU
- Up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM
- Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC8 Enterprise)
- Software RAID
- Up to 4x SATA/SSD HDD
- Up to 20Gbps dedicated uplink to 3W Infra’s high bandwidth (160Gbps), fully redundant global network
- Operating Systems: Windows Server 2016, VMware ESXi, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, or BSD.
- Free-of charge dedicated server setup
Transit-Only Global Network
3W Infra’s new dedicated server plan comes with a dedicated uplink to the company’s high bandwidth (160 Gbps) global network. This network would cater to the needs of the most demanding 3W Infra customers including streaming media companies and online gaming providers.
The proprietary global network purposely features a transit-only strategy, which would pre-eminently suit demanding requirements of business critical applications such as streaming and gaming. The transit-only strategy — compared to a peering strategy often used for establishing a global network — would provide 3W Infra’s customers with an enterprise-grade 100% uptime guarantee.
Just before summer, 3W Infra migrated its entire IaaS hosting infrastructure to a new data center hall in Switch Datacenters’ Amsterdam AMS1 facility with Tier 4 and OCP (Open Compute Project) specifications. The newly launched entry-level dedicated server package will be housed in this Amsterdam data center. The global network attached would ensure an easy and efficient global reach with low-latency features.
For the new servers offered, this type of data center infrastructure would imply that these entry-level dedicated server plans are equipped with enterprise-grade high-availability and scalability features - such as 2N power infrastructure, modular power usage, a redundant 10Gbps (up to 20Gbps) full-duplex fiber uplink, and ample data center space available for future growth.
ISO 27001, PCI-DSS Certification
The upgraded entry-level server plans complement 3W Infra’s complete IaaS hosting portfolio which also includes mid-range and high-end dedicated servers for dynamic and demanding use cases such as high performance cloud computing infrastructure and big data.
Founded three years ago, the 3W Infra organization is now working on achieving the ISO 27001 information security management certification, as well as taking its steps to achieve PCI-DSS compliance — to ultimately ensure safety of the payment card data stored within 3W Infra’s IaaS hosting infrastructure. The 3W infra management team expects to implement the ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS certifications before year-end 2017.
This article was originally posted “Servers from 3W” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.