At Ahead-IT we offer out-of-the-box preconfigured turn-key private and public cloud solutions with integrated backup and disaster recovery.

Here you can find some examples, but basically we custom build everything to the client desires. This can be a combination of networking + VMware for VPS +  Open-E JovianDSS for VPS and SMB/NFS storage. All components we supply are high availability, so no downtime is possible or limited to a virtual machine reboot time, typically less than 5 minutes.

VMware with Open-E JovianDSS SAN - full SSD - High Availability 2 box mini-cloud - 8TB
Total excl. ± € 33.424,94
Ideal for really fast low latency VPS requirements.

Netto available depends on configuration. JBOD expansion possible. Ethernet HA cluster included.

4 x 10Gbe and 4 x 10Gb SFP+ network.

Configuration can be build-to-order!
VMware licenses not included.

Product
Amount
Dealer price
Total
Supermicro DIS224A - Up to 24 x SATA/SAS hot-swap 2.5" // 16 x DDR-4 // redundant PSU // 6 x PCI-e expansion
2x
€ 8.534,34
€ 17.068,68
  • 2x
    Intel® Xeon® Scalable Silver 4110 Processor - 8 Cores - 16 Threads - 2.1Ghz - 3Ghz turbo - 85W
  • 8x
    Samsung 16GB DDR4 2666Mhz Registered ECC, Supermicro certified
  • 1x
    SUPERMICRO CSE-216BE1C4-R1K23LPB BLACK
  • 1x
    Supermicro X11DPI-NT, 6xPCI-e, 16xDDR4, 2xIntel 10Gbit LAN, 2xNVME
    • (1x1)
      Supermicro SFT-OOB-LIC - Per node license for OOB BIOS management mechanism. IPMI BMC MAC address required.
  • 1x
    LSI 9300-8I, SATA/SAS III JBOD controller, tot 256 harde schijven via expander backplanes, PCI-E, ideal for Nexenta/ZFS
  • 2x
    Ahead-IT network card, 2 x 10Gbit/sec SFP+, Intel 82599ES chip, tranceiver optional
  • 1x
    Ahead-IT network card, 2 x 10Gbit/sec RJ45 Ethernet copper, Intel X540 chip
  • 1x
    Supermicro AOC-SLG3-2E4T
  • 8x
    Sandisk CloudSpeed Eco Enterprise SSD, 960GB , 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, Read 530MBs/76k iops, Write 460MBs/14k iops. Extremely reliable, fast and low access time. 0.6DWPD.
  • 1x
    Supermicro MCP-220-82609-0N Rear 2 X 2.5" HDD kit for 216B/826B/417B/846X/847B series chassis (cables & backplane included) - REQUIRED if 2 drives need to be installed
  • 2x
    Samsung SSD PM883, SATA3, bulk, enterprise medium endurance, 240GB
  • 1x
    VMware vSphere 6.x. Latest version. Installation + updates + required drivers. Excl. license. Free license available.
  • 1x
    Samsung PM981 - 256GB NVME - workstation - 3GB/s read - 1.3GB/s write
  • 1x
    Yes: preinstall service
Selected warranty
Recommended 5 Year EasyRMA+ with advanced replacement (€ 853,43)
Server Label
Open-E JovianDSS - full SSD - HA - 8TB

Netto  VMware vSphere resource pool usable ( after failover )
- about 8TB storage full SSD
- 16 cores - 32 threads
- 128GB memory
-> expandable to your demands

Cluster in only 2 servers. Each node serves as host for VMware virtual machines and for storage for the high-availablility cluster and general network storage like NFS and SMB.

Backup has been build into the ZFS based storage, each 5 minutes a snapshot is created of all data with a retention time that can can be set to your demands. 
Open-E JovianDSS - Open-E JovianDSS 0TB Product Key
2x
€ 400
€ 800
Open-E JovianDSS - Open-E JovianDSS Storage Extension 8TB License Key
2x
€ 640
€ 1.280
Open-E JovianDSS - Standard Support or Support Renewal 5 years 4TB to 16TB Provided by Partner - 25% discount incl.
2x
€ 800
€ 1.600
Open-E JovianDSS - JovianDSS Advanced Metro HA Cluster Feature Pack HA supported protocols: iSCSI, SMB, NFS, FC Supported SSD/HDD disks: SAS, FC, SATA Advanced feature: Site-to-Site Mirror over Ethernet Feature Pack
1x
€ 1.950
€ 1.950
Configuration of Private, Public, Hybride or Storage Cloud solution - out of the box
1x
€ 4.794,99
€ 4.794,99
  • 2x
    Preinstallation + configuration advanced Open-E SANs in realtime failover + storage netwerk // Out-of-the-box with cluster scheme
  • 2x
    Preinstallation + configuration vSphere in HA cluster + storage network // Out-of-the-box with cluster scheme
  • 1x
    Preinstallation + configuration vCenter management server + storage network + training in Ahead-IT offices for max. 3 persons // Out-of-the-box with cluster scheme
Server Label
Out of the box configuration and training at the Ahead-IT offices
NETGEAR ProSafe M4300-8X8F switch - fully managed - stackable - 8 x 10Gb ethernet - 8 x SFP+ 10Gb - rack-mountable
Full 10Gb stackable high-availability network for storage, virtual machine traffic and management traffic
2x
€ 1.917,50
€ 3.835
SFP+ to SFP+ 10Gbit cable 1M
6x
€ 64,90
€ 389,40
All our prices and product information are subject to errors. Prices excl. VAT unless otherwise stated.

Discover endless possibilities with Ahead-IT. A small investment buys your business a solid virtual private cloud solution, featuring:

 

  • Unlimited scalability
  • Failover redundancy for high-availability
  • Hot data SSD caching for ultra-high performance rates
  • 2x 4TB backup volumes with custom recovery scheduling
  • 10GB storage network (2 physically separable Open-E SANs connected to 3 vSphere servers)

 
With a virtual private cloud solution, you get more for less. Compared to a separated server setup, this all-in-one package allows you to save power while increasing performance rates. That’s a benefit for both your wallet and the environment. Our private cloud solutions are also the most user-friendly way of working in the cloud.
 

Out-of-the-box configuration (recommended)

For your comfort, we have compiled a customer-optimized package for our private cloud solutions. This is what you get out of the box:

  • Complete storage, network and cable configuration
  • Complete and custom software pre-configuration
  • Complete and custom hardware pre-configuration
  • Project support
  • In-house training in our office in Wetteren (max 3 hours, 4 attendees)
  • Initiation guidance

 
Please contact for a cost estimation.
 
Care to see one of our virtual private cloud solutions in the wild? That’s possible! We have a live demo in our office in Wetteren. Feel free to make an appointment or ask us for a showcase via remote desktop.
 

Software

Although our hardware can be operated without it, we do recommend that you install VMware virtualization software. Our hardware is also compatible with Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V software.
 

Hardware

Below you find a realistic representation of your private cloud solution’s resource pool. As always, Ahead-IT lets you customize your hardware completely to your own liking.  
 

  • 40 CPU cores, with a total of 88Ghz calculating power (Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge)
  • 80 vCPU by using hyper-threading techniques
  • 512 GB memory/vRAM
  • 14.4 TB SAS (10K shared storage for VPS connected via a 10Gb storage network with 800GB hot data SSD cache)

For more information on Ahead-IT’s private cloud solutions, feel free to contact us!