Computers in your company consist of desktop computers, laptops, tablets and servers. In general a good set up consists of a few servers running Microsoft Windows server 2016 (soon 2019), laptops for every employee, and a few desktop PCs. Since an employee opens many browser windows at once, an employee may have two HD monitors connected to their desktop PC. However if the employee is often in the field a powerful laptop is recommended for him/her.
A server running Microsoft Windows Server may serve as a Domain Controller,a file server, application server, and remote access server. The users on desktop PCs, laptops or tablets can sign into this MS Windows Server to access certain files, certain on premise applications and backup storage. This server as a Domain Controller will control access to certain files, applications and storage. Files on desktop PCs and laptops can automatically be backed up on this server and its attached backup storage. In most cases you will have several MS Windows Servers. One has to be a Domain Controller. This Domain Controller will enable you to access it from outside via a web browser using the DirectX protocol. In fact then you will have remote access to all the computers in the Local Area Network via a web browser interface. Such a MS Windows Server enables you also to access applications running in the Microsoft Azure cloud. This is called hybrid cloud. Internet Customer Solutions will help you with planning the right set up of computers. We can offer you the right computers, install them, configure them and maintain them.
The set up of Microsoft Windows Servers needs to be carefully planned. We offer Dell servers, IBM servers. Lenovo servers and HP Servers. Solid State Drives (SSD) are much recommended to speed up the processing. You will need also the Microsoft Windows Server Standard or Essentials. Essentials 2019 for $559 is preferred. The Windows SQL server 2017 or 2019 standard will be needed to run the Acumatica Cloud ERP. The WIndows SQL server 2017 is priced at $931. Windows SQl Server Express is free but has limited features. However the Acumatica Cloud ERP can run with it. More details on the MS Windows SQL Servers.
We will integrate your Domain Controller where your employees have a network user id and password, with the Microsoft Office 365 so that your employees don't need to sign in twice (once for the local area network, once for MS Office 365). This is called SIngle Sign On (SSO).
It is wise to virtualize your servers so that you create several Virtual Machines (VMs) in the physical server. A Virtual Machine is like a server in itself but sharing the memory, hard drive space and the network of that physical server (aka host) with other VMs. The big advantages of virtualization are that you optimize the usage of your server, that you can very fast switch to another VM when one VM crashes, and that you can easily copy a VM to another virtualized server especially when you start to see an overload on one physical server, or when you want that same VM on a remote physical server. Our company can plan this for your and set it all up, and maintain.
Dell Poweredge Rack servers (R series)
Dell EMC PowerEdge R230
Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v6 product family, Intel Pentium®, Intel CoreTM i3, Intel Celeron®
2 x 3.5" cabled HDD, 4 x 3.5" cabled HDD, 4 x 3.5" hot-swap or 2.5" hot-swap in hybrid drive carrier
Architecture: Up to 2400MT/s DDR4 DIMMs, Memory type: UDIMMs, Memory module sockets: 4, Maximum RAM: Up to 64GB
HP Proliant Server ML110 Gen10
Included hard drives : None ship standard, 8 large form factor drives supported
Maximum memory : 192 GB
Network controller : HPE Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 332i Adapter
Storage controller : HPE Smart Array S100i SR Gen10 SW RAID
The HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen10 server is an enhanced tower with performance, expansion, and growth at an affordable price. It meets most small- and mid-sized businesses’ needs as well as accelerates your business compute. The ProLiant ML110 Gen10 is a single processor tower form factor that can also be placed in a rack server cabinet using 4.5U of rack space. It includes up to five PCIe slots with room to grow with eight large form factor (LFF) or 16 small form factor (SFF) disk drives. It provides six DDR4 DIMM slots supporting HPE DDR4 SmartMemory with a maximum capacity of 192 GB. The HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen10 server also offers optional redundant fan and redundant power supply to satisfy automatic fail-over needs, making this the ideal server for small- to mid-sized businesses and remote offices and branch offices.
In general we recommend a minimum of 32GB of core memory (RAM) in your desktop PC or laptop since an employee opens so many browser windows simultaneously, since so many more applications and processes are running on a computer, and since so many browser plug ins are added. Solid State Device (SSD) provides ultra fast storage which can be used by the Operating System. 256GB SSD is a must. MS WIndows Pro is required for virtualization.
Laptops can be taken anywhere. Today nearly every employee moves around a lot in the office or goes to other branches or goes to clients, or works from home. Laptops with minimum 32GB RAM are recommended. The ASUS Republic of Games laptop offer that amount of RAM at a reasonable price. In fact 64 GB will take you a long way since video calling and web conferencing become very popular.
ASUS ROG Strix GL503 15.6" Full HD Gaming Laptop
ASUS ROG Strix GL752 17" Full HD Gaming Laptop 64 GB RAM but pricier!
Intel Quad-Core i7-7700HQ Upto 3.8GHz, 32GB DDR4, 256GB SSD Plus 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, RGB Keyboard, Windows 10 Pro
ASUS ROG Strix GL503 15.6" FHD Gaming Laptop
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz Upto 3.8GHz
Upgraded 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Windows 10 Pro
The latest ROG gaming laptop – the G752 – showcases the evolution of the brand, with a revolutionary design finished in a new Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme. With Windows 10, a 6th-generation Intel® Skylake Core™ i7 processor, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, and the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ graphics, ROG G752 delivers exceptional gaming performance. It even features the ROG-exclusive mobile 3D Vapor Chamber for increased cooling performance, and a backlit anti-ghosting gaming keyboard with 30-key rollover for precise command and control in battle.