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Addressing Data Challenges with Custom Server Technology

IT architects today are searching for solutions to manage explosive data growth while extracting maximum value from business data. Delivering on these dual objectives requires data storage and server solutions that can meet the specific needs and support the unique workloads of the organization. An off-the-shelf data storage solution is unlikely to pass muster – only a custom server solution offers the flexibility, agility and specific resources that will enable IT teams to achieve their business data objectives. Yet, with constrained IT budgets, procuring a custom enterprise storage server is not always an option.

Aberdeen provides an answer: custom server and storage solutions that not only deliver exceptional performance and unparalleled reliability but that offer price points which make custom technology the only real choice for data centers of all sizes.

The Pros and Cons of Custom Server Solutions

Every organization has unique needs, processes, and workflows when it comes to data. To enable data to fuel productivity, customer engagement, process optimization, and business opportunity, IT teams must deploy servers and storage that allow data to be quickly and easily accessed, analyzed, transformed and delivered to the right user at the right moment. A custom server supports this mission by allowing IT architects to configure devices for highly specific requirements, aligning resources and needs with great precision.

Traditionally, the downside of custom servers has been their cost. And while data volumes continue to expand rapidly, IT budgets have not experienced similar growth. Consequently, IT teams are often forced to work with prepackaged or off-the-shelf servers and storage that come at a lower price point but don’t provide the exact functionality required.

Aberdeen: High-Performing, Cost-Effective Custom Server Products

Aberdeen enables organizations to solve the dilemma of custom server technology by providing affordable custom solutions that deliver outstanding value. Since 1991, Aberdeen has been building customized products that enable customers to choose the exact specifications for the servers and storage devices used in their data environments.

Today, Aberdeen provides a wide selection of high capacity storage server products and scale-out storage devices that can all be fully customized – we offer no prepackaged solutions. And our customization services are not limited to large customers or big orders. The minimum order quantity (MOQ) for customized technology is 1 device.

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Benefits of an Aberdeen Custom Server

When you choose a custom rackmount server from Aberdeen, you can:

  • Count on an industry-leading warranty. We offer a 5-year warranty on defects in materials and a lifetime warranty on defects in workmanship.
  • Rely on high-performing technology. We have built a well-deserved reputation for providing solutions of the utmost quality, which is why many of the world’s largest businesses trust Aberdeen custom servers to power their data centers.
  • Enjoy a transparent procurement process. While many of our competitors offer an opaque and time-consuming process for pricing a custom server, you can get a quote in minutes on the Aberdeen website.
  • Take your custom server for a 30-day test drive. Our free 30-day evaluation period lets you work with a fully configured system for a month before deciding to purchase.
  • Work with a dedicated, high-level Aberdeen contact. When you come to us for a custom server or storage solution, we’ll assign a knowledgeable senior account executive to work with you, no matter how large your company or your budget.

How to Configure a Custom Server

To configure a custom server with Aberdeen, simply visit the server section of our website and choose a base platform from the available Stirling, Stonehaven or Lochness servers we offer. You’ll find platforms with a variety of coprocessors, form factors, maximum RAM and hot-swappable drives. Next, click Configure & Buy and choose all the components you need in your server – processors, memory, network cards and more. The configured price of your server is clearly displayed as you add or subtract components, so you will always know exactly what you’re spending. When you’re done, you can save the configuration to compare with other devices or begin the process of purchasing your custom data storage server.

FAQs: What is a Custom Server?

What is a Custom Server?

A custom server is a data processing device that is custom-built to a customer’s exact specifications, rather than a device that is prepackaged with common components for sale as an off-the-shelf item.

What is the Value of a Custom Server?

With a custom server, IT teams can better configure the hardware and resources in a data environment to improve performance, minimize issues and support the unique workloads and applications of their organization.

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Aberdeen offers an evaluation program to ISV's and OEM's looking to test a product for functionality and compatibility. We will build a test unit to your specifications and offer it for a period of 30 days.

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