PCs and Networks
PCs from A-Open Systems
Applied Digital has been supplying built-to-order PCs from A-Open since 1999. Using a combination of A-Open components, Intel motherboards and CPUs, and leading industry peripherals, these PC offerings have proven to be reliable performers in the market. Applied can provide you with workstations, servers, and specialty devices such as video servers.
Novell NetWare and Linux
Applied Digital is a Novell Silver Partner. Novell publishes SUSE Linux and the Novell NetWare product which runs on the Linux platform. The NetWare Open Enterprise Server is a stable, high-performance and high-availability server platform. Users have a choice of Linux workstations or traditional Windows clients.
Ask us about Novell and Linux solutions.!
Applied Digital is a Microsoft Partner. The primary products that we offer and support are:
Others are available on request. Please note that Windows 7 is the operating system of choice as Windows XP is reaching end-of-life. Ask us about direct migrations from Windows XP to Windows 7!
Image Backup Services
If the boot drive fails on a critical workstation or server, how long will it take you to recover and what will be the cost of the down time? If the answers are "too long" and "too much", perhaps you should look into having periodic image backups or perhaps disk cloning.
Applied Digital will provide you with an image backup program and, if you wish, come on site on a periodic basis to either clone your boot drive or do an image backup to another hard drive, such as an external USB drive.
It does not matter what operating system you are running nor how many partitions you may have set up on the boot drive. The backup process will create a copy of everything that can be restored to exactly the same state as the last backup. Coupled with a comprehensive data backup plan, this type of backup makes it possible to recover most boot drives in under 2 hours, with all of your applications ready to run.
Most individuals and businesses do not understand how much time and effort they have invested in installing applications and customizing their settings because they have accumulated them gradually over time. It can easily be the case that you install a new hard drive (assuming there was no backup) and have to first install the operating system and drivers for all of your devices, rebuild your user accounts, and then begin the laborious process of finding and installing your applications from the original media. Do you have all of the necessary disks in one place?
The more software you have, the more you depend on that software, the more you need to consider doing image backups with some regularity. Let Applied Digital help you with it.