INFRASTRUCTURE BY RACKSPACE, VIRTUAL MACHINES FROM VMware OR HYPERV
Since 2011, IDN’s infrastructure has been provided by Rackspace. The IDN platform utilizes the hypervisor from VMware, which creates and runs our virtual machines. With pools of hypervisors within Rackspace, our cloud can support a large number of virtual machines and offer the ability to scale Users up and down according to our customers’ varying requirements. Each virtual machine runs a separate instance so your databases will never be compromised, but share resources to reduce costs.
The minimum IDN server hosting configuration includes two high-performance servers (HyperV or VMware Virtual Machines). Both machines utilize Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard licenses. One server is for the User Portal and Applications, while the other is for the actual Microsoft SQL Database.
We utilize the MS SQL Web version as the preferred database engine, with a minimum of 4 GB Ram. Our application servers also have a minimum 4 GB Ram. Both of these servers have 4 CPUs and a minimum of 40 GB of disk storage based on client needs.
RDP (Remote Display Protocol) is used to access, configure, and support our environments and applications. Rackspace provides the necessary backup and antivirus services plus incredible bandwidth.
The IDN Application server utilizes Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services) because of its flexible, scalable and secure architecture for serving dynamic web content. The foundation for much of iDN’s technology is the Microsoft Dot Net Framework and Visual Studio. These industry standard core development tools provide an orderly way to access databases, web services, and multiple communication protocols plus provide a managed environment for integrated system execution.
Rackspace is an SAS 70 ultra-secure data center with full redundancy and elastic processor, storage, and RAM expansion capability.