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Best practices for your Managed Hosting

Best practices for Managed Hosting

At Nimblu, you can configure your Managed Hosting solution right down to the very last detail, by tailoring the performance, cost and agility to your needs. However, for companies with similar projects and requirements, a number of proven setups have emerged, which are requested again and again.

We would be happy to advise you personally about the following configurations and work with you to determine your optimal hosting solution.

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Managed DRBD cluster

A DRBD cluster is a high availability cluster consisting of independent servers. These interact with each other, increasing the availability of services and applications.

The servers are interconnected with cables and via software in such a way that the tasks of a server can be transferred in the event of an error to the remaining failover node.

Diagram: DRBD cluster
Basic Advanced

Only DB or web

DB and/or web

Platform 2x dedicated servers - HP ProLiant DL120 G9 2x dedicated servers - HP ProLiant DL360 G9
CPU E5-1620v4 2x E5-2643v3
Working memory 16 RAM 32 RAM
SATA hard drives 2 x 1000 GB SATA 4 x 500 GB SATA 7.2k
SSD hard drives 2 x 240 GB SSD 2 x 240 GB SSD
Network interfaces ✔ ✔
RAID controller ✔ ✔
Operations management ✔ ✔
Application management - DRBD cluster ✔ ✔
Infrastructure package - DRBD cluster ✔ ✔
2 redundant power units ✔
OS Debian ✔ ✔

Using a managed DRBD cluster

A DRBD cluster ensures that your website is always accessible as the setup is completely designed for high availability. With a DRBD cluster, you just have to decide if you just want a database or a webserver as well.

For a large web presence with hardware-based web servers or virtualised compute units in our Managed Cloud, the DRBD is a suitable backend on which your database can reside.

Managed WebStack

The Managed WebStack is a combination of different applications used to provide dynamic web pages. The underlying design is based on what is known as a LAMP stack.

You get an optimised installation that takes into account best practices in terms of performance and security.

What’s more, the environment is completely operated by Nimblu (monitoring, patch management, optimisation, etc.). As a result, WebStack is the perfect foundation for your web applications without having to worry about the infrastructure behind it.

Diagram: Webstack by Nimblu
Basic Advanced
Application Web server and database Web server and database
Platform Dedicated server - HP ProLiant DL120 G9 Dedicated server - HP ProLiant DL360 G9
Working memory 32 GB RAM 64 GB RAM
SATA hard drives 2 x 2 TB SATA 4 x 1 TB SATA
SSD hard drives 2 x 240 GB SSD 4 x 240 GB SSD
RAID controller ✔ ✔
Application management ✔ ✔
Service management ✔ ✔

Using Managed WebStacks

WebStack is suitable for a small online shop for which you want secure and stable hosting at a fair price. You create your content and we take care of the technology to keep your business running perfectly online.

Live sports statistics in the Managed Cloud

“For us, it is especially important to have round-the-clock support and to get the same level of quality, even at weekends. After all, most sports events do not take place during normal office hours. We have to be able to rely on our hosting partner for a quick response to problems or outages,” says Martin Vejvar, one of the two managing directors of hockeydata.

Nimblu provides a scalable Managed Cloud solution for hockeydata.


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Case Study: hockeydata

Managed Private Cloud

Do you want the flexibility of the Cloud but also need the highest data security and performance? In this case, we provide a Private Cloud infrastructure with dedicated servers via our network.

Via the tried-and-tested vSphere client, you have full control over your cloud data centre and the underlying resources, while Nimblu takes care of your Private Cloud management.

Diagram: Private Cloud Nimblu
Basic Advanced
Platform 2x dedicated servers - HP ProLiant DL120 G9 2x dedicated servers - HP ProLiant DL360 G9
Working memory 32 GB RAM 64 GB RAM
Network interfaces ✔ ✔
Licenses ✔ ✔
Application management (VMware vSphere) ✔ ✔
Service management ✔ ✔

Using the Managed Private Cloud

A Cloud solution offers many advantages, such as high scalability and cost control. Up until now, your organisation's security concerns have stopped you from moving your business applications to the Cloud.

A Private Cloud gives you maximum data security and compliance through dedicated resources in our certified data centre. Since you alone use the resources, their full performance capacity is available at all times.

In addition, we take over the management of the Cloud, which has been provided especially for you.

Depending on requirements, a large number of virtual machines (VMs) can be implemented in the Private Cloud. In addition, you benefit from very high agility, because you are also able to set up additional VMs yourself.

Possible applications for the Private Cloud include a staging system or a completely visualised infrastructure.

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