Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dual Core, Quad Core, Up to 64 Core Managed Dedicated Servers

It’s no secret that the battle for higher processor speeds is over. After a decades of moving up the Megahertz clock speed ramp, things have leveled off at somewhere 2 and 3 GHz. So, is that it? The end to Moore’s law? Of course not. The quest for speed has simply shifted to a different approach. Instead of faster clocks, the throughput gains are now achieved with multiple cores and processors.

Liquid Web Fully Managed Web HostingThe good news is that there is more than enough processing power to be had. The better news is that you can get that processing at excellent prices including top quality support with managed dedicated servers.

The low end is dual core running on a single processor. From there, you can move up to quad core and HEXA core (6 cores). Not enough horsepower? OK, then it’s time to upgrade to a dual or quad processor dedicated server. Each processor has multiple cores, of course. That extends your server’s core count to 8, 16, 32 or 64 cores.

With that much processing power at your command, you’ll need a few other things to ensure that you get the most out of all those cores. Consider that an AMD Quad x 15 CORES 2.1 GHz Opteron 6272 system with a total of 64 cores has something like 134 GHz of composite processing power and you know that you’ll need both bandwidth and memory to keep the processors loaded.

DDR3 SDRAM ranges from 8 GB on up to 512 GB. SATA Disk Drives range from 500 GB single drives on up to 4x SAS RAID 10 spinning at 15,000 RPM or an 8 x SSD RAID 10 solid state drive. Additional storage arrays can be added up to 14x SAS Drives.

How about bandwidth? Pick either a Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) or a Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbps) uplink port and 10,000 GB or 12,000 GB of monthly transfer, or an unmetered port with bandwidth ranging from 10 Mbps on up to 100 Mbps.

Who offers these high performance dedicated server options with 100% uptime guarantee and outstanding support? It’s Liquid Web, a managed hosting company with multiple data centers serving over 20,000 clients in over 120 countries for the last 15 years. Their 200+ on-site staff members offer something called “heroic support.” It comes in three levels, fully managed, core managed and self-managed, depending on how much help you need and want.

All Heroic Support options feature 24x7x365 phone, email and live chat support, tier/level 3 technicians, the highest grade, on the site at all times, system level health monitoring, graphing, level monitoring alerts and notification, with a 100% uptime SLA on the fully managed hardware and network infrastructure.

The core managed option adds full installation and support of the core software package, with system updates and patches, security enhancements, full web server support, proactive response and restoration of monitoring events, all with a 30 minute initial response time guarantee.

Fully managed support adds virus and spam protection, full control panel support, updates and patches, external migrations and best effort third party application support.

Do you need higher performance servers to handle your demanding applications? Are you less than impressed with the support you receive now? Are you paying far more than you need to for the resources that you require? If so you may be a perfect candidate for Liquid Web traditional, VPS, cloud or managed dedicated server solutions. Check out their extensive range of services and that unique “Heroic Support.”

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