Windows Private Cloud FAQs

Q: What is a Microsoft private cloud?
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A private cloud is a cloud computing platform dedicated to your organization. Cybercon data center hosted private cloud provides you the freedom to choose: network routers and switches, firewalls, server hardware, storage systems, and cloud computing software. Our solutions are built to give you the power to construct and manage clouds across your internal data centers and Cybercon data center — on terms that you control. That means you can keep a handle on compliance, security, and costs. And you can let your business needs drive your IT strategy, instead of having IT limit your options.

Cybercon's Microsoft private cloud hosting provides data center infrastructure, cloud computing hardware, Microsoft Hyper-V cloud computing software, and 24x7x365 live onsite tech support.

Q: What is a blade server?
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A blade server is a stripped-down server computer with a modular design optimized to minimize the use of physical space and energy. Like a standard server, a blade server has its own motherboard, CPUs, RAMs, hard drives, and network adapters. You will have KVM over IP access of a blade server, watch and config its system BIOS, install your preferred server operating system on it.  Unlike a  standard server, a blade server does not have its own server case. it shares the server case and power supplies with other blade servers.  Cybercon blade servers are powered by six power supplies with three on A power source and three on B power source. Cybercon A+B power sources are served by two parallel power feeds with two separate PDUs, two separate UPSes,   two separate power generators, and two separate electric utility feeds.

Q: What are the differences among different editions of Microsoft Windows server operating systems?
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Microsoft Windows server 2008 R2 offers Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Data Center Edition. Microsoft Windows server 2012 reduced to just Standard Edition and Data Center Edition.
The key differences between the Web Edition and the Standard Edition are that Web Edition does not support Active Directory Domain Services and Hyper-V hypervisor. You can not create virtual machines on a Web Edition Windows server.
The key differences between the Standard Edition and the Enterprise Edition are: Maximum RAM support: Standard 32GB vs Enterprise 2TB; Maximum CPU support: Standard 4 CPUs vs Enterprise 8 CPUs; and Enterprise Edition supports advanced features such as Cross-File Replication (DFS-R), Failover Cluster Nodes, Fault Tolerant Memory Sync, and Hot Add Memory.
The key differences between the Enterprise Edition and Data Center Eidtion are that Data Center Edition license includes unlimited VM licenses while the Enterprise Edition includes only four VM licenses, and Data Center Edition supports advanced features such as Hot Add Processors, Hot Replace Memory, and Hot Replace Processors.

Q: What Microsoft Windows operating systems and Windows software applications do you offer?
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We offer following Microsoft windows operating systems: Windows Server 2012, Windows server 2008 R2, Windows server 2003, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and following Windows software applications: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Terminal Server.

Q: How fast can you replace a failed hardware of a Windows private cloud?
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Windows Private cloud can be built with complete redundancy and automatic failover: redundant Internet uplinks, redundant stackable switches, redundant firewalls with HA, redundant server hosts, redundant storage systems, and cloud computing software that support high availability and fault tolerant. For Cybercon managed hardware for your private cloud, we offer One Hour Hardware Replacement Guarantee! In the event of a hardware failure, Cybercon will repair or replace the failed parts or servers within one hour - 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Q: What power options do you offer to your private cloud customers?
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We offer both 120 Volt and 208 Volt power sources to our private cloud hosting customers. We also offer dual power sources (A/B Power Sources) which are from two separate PDUs, two separate UPSes, two separate power generators with two separate ATSes, and two separate utility grids.

Q:  We have Hyper-V Virtual Machine images, can we send them to you so we don't have to reinstall anything?

A:   Yes, you can transfer your Hyper-V Virtual Machine images to your Windows Private Cloud. They will be identical to your old Hyper-V Virtual Machines. You don't need to reinstall any applications except re-configuring the IP address.

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