Dedicated Servers

Dedicated Server Solutions

ExchangeDefender Dedicated Server solutions are designed to give you peace of mind knowing that the high-end infrastructure is in the hands of certified experts, 24/7/365 on a massively redundant global network. Our state-of-the-art data centers allow for an affordable and managed infrastructure on-demand, fully backed and supported by the same teams that run our own enterprise application offerings.

If you're looking to host remote desktop ("terminal services" or "virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)") environments, dedicated servers provide the required power and scalability. For solutions that require massive amounts of bandwidth, storage or processing power our dedicated solutions are far more flexible and affordable than the "utility" cloud computing solutions in Azure or Amazon EC2.

Standard Features

Dedicated Servers are infinitely customizable and vary from a single server to cluster configurations and collocation in multiple facilities throughout our global network.

Our basic dedicated servers are powerful enough to carry some of the most demanding Internet applications and services. Additionally, each dedicated server is fully managed from the pre-sale consulting, customization, optimization, ongoing management and security of the system.

We offer virtually every server software from Microsoft's SPLA agreement as well as options from the free and commercial Unix operating systems. Among the most popular platforms are:

  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Web, Standard or Enterprise Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 w/ HyperV
  • VMware ESXi
  • CentOS 5.x

Basic dedicated servers come with the following specifications:

  • Full RDP access to the Administrator account (or root via SSH)
  • Server-grade Intel or AMD Quad Core Processor (Xeon or Opteron)
  • 2x 250 GB SATA II Mirror RAID
  • RAID 1 (Mirror) configuration for data protection
  • 4 Static IP addresses (additional IPs available upon request)
  • Completely configured and managed by ExchangeDefender
  • Security, patching, auditing and monitoring
  • On-premise and Offsite Backup storage with 100 GB Quota (upgradeable)
  • 1000 GB Bandwidth, (100 Mbit burstable)

Our basic dedicated solution is also our most popular one - mixing a lot of power for relatively little cost. When compared to similar Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure platforms, the ExchangeDefender dedicated solution is more affordable at reasonable utilization levels.

Competitive Advantage

With over 14 years of experience delivering dedicated server solutions, we know that each opportunity has its specific criteria and one size does not fit all. Most companies are unsure of how much bandwidth will be required and how many users will ultimately be using the solution so scaling the offering in terms of utilization and performance is often difficult and cost-prohibitive. ExchangeDefender excels at personal consultation, letting you benefit from our experience in deployment and management of thousands of servers. Our teams are here to figure out the right solution and offer you every advantage we hold as a result of training, expertise and dedication.

Experience in server sizing and management is important. MSPs and IT personnel, whose main occupation is network/server management, often delegate dedicated server management to ExchangeDefender staff and only monitor the systems for uptime and reporting - it's easier to just count on us because service is included with the fee. Don't underestimate the power of the basic solution - which represents over 60% of our dedicated server base - for it's ability to manage complex workloads. Most of our leads who tried "utility computing" solutions like Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure have contracted us later because the gamble on the confusing calculators often ended up costing much more than originally considered.

Furthermore, due to the relationships with our partners, we are often able to deliver customized solutions that will get your solution online faster or offer you a perspective you may not have considered.

The combination of personalized service with the field experts that have built similar solutions will give you full confidence with the solution you go forward with, not a random pick of cookie-cutter packages. As everyone in the IT industry will tell you from experience, the really big expenses are never seen up front but faced during migrations and upgrades. With ExchangeDefender you're getting a partner that can install and deploy complex hardware, manage third party appliances and services, give you access to over 42 different data centers and support everything around the clock.