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Storage Server
Implementation Plan

Whether you’re a new business looking to backup data to the cloud, or an established enterprise looking to deploy hundreds of storage nodes, you need an implementation plan in place so that you choose the right hardware and server partner.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the entire storage server implementation process so you have everything you need to make an informed decision.

Components of a Storage Server Solution


Step 1: Review Your Server Goals

Before you can implement a storage server, it’s important to determine what your server goals are and what success will look like. Based on our experience, most businesses looking to store data are concerned with:


You want a solution that allows you to deploy new servers quickly and to your specifications.


One of the major benefits of cloud storage is having data stored in a facility monitored 24x7 that is secure from physical and environmental threats.


You want one-to-one support access and a personalized experience with an account manager who knows your business.


You want one-to-one support access and a personalized experience with an account manager who knows your business.


You want one-to-one support access and a personalized experience with an account manager who knows your business.

Step 2: Determine Your Requirements

Next, you should start compiling a detailed list of your server requirements.

If you are a new business, you may not know exactly how much server storage you will need. That’s okay - you can always upgrade or add more servers as your resources grow. Since you do not need to invest in up-front hardware costs when choosing a cloud storage partner, you can always migrate data to a new server without having to pay for all new hardware.

Consider the following when compiling your server requirements:

  • What are your data residency requirements? Do you need to find a PIPEDA compliant data center?
  • How much data (in GB or TB) do you need to store currently?
  • At what rate is the data increasing?
  • How much data storage capacity will you need in 6 months or 1 year?
  • Does the data need to be accessible each day, or does it simply need to be archived?
  • How much redundancy is required in storing the data? What risks to the business occur in the event of data loss?

Based on your answers, this should help guide you towards the right server requirements for your storage server.
Here are some hardware selection tips:


One of the most important factors for storing data is that it is rapidly accessible at all times.

Choose a server in close proximity to your business. Most larger enterprises will set up servers throughout the world so that data is accessible at the best speeds to all of their business units.


Storage servers are not generally dependant upon their CPU. However, the CPU you choose may restrict how many hard drives are available in the chassis.

You should determine how many hard drives you need the server to accommodate and then select an appropriate CPU.


32GB to 64GB of RAM is sufficient for most storage servers.
Your needs may differ depending on the applications you are using to store data and databases.

Disk Space

SSD and NVMe disks are common in storage servers where data is routinely accessed by large groups of users. These disks deliver the fastest read and write performance. We’d recommend one of these options if your budget allows for it. For long-term archiving of data at lower prices, traditional hard disk drives are a great option.


Bandwidth requirements also vary between businesses depending on how much data they need to upload and download from the server on a monthly basis. Many companies select unmetered bandwidth to ensure they can transfer large amounts of data without incurring bandwidth overages.

Did You know? The ServerMania Knowledge Base has dozens of tutorials on game server requirements. Our server experts can also help research which server CPU, memory, and network requirements your game may have.


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Step 3: Review Recommended Storage Configurations

Next, you should review our recommended storage server options. Each of these servers can be fully customized during checkout.

Small Business
  • Intel Xeon E3-1240v3
  • 32GB RAM
  • 2x 2TB HDD
  • 50GB Cloud Backup
  • 20TB Bandwidth

Medium Business
  • Intel Xeon W-2125
  • 32GB RAM
  • 4x 6TB HDD
  • 50GB Cloud Backup
  • 20TB Bandwidth

  • Xeon W-2145
  • 32GB RAM
  • 8x 10TB HDD
  • RAID 10 + Battery Backup
  • 50GB Cloud Backup
  • 20TB Bandwidth
Did You know? ServerMania is continuously adding data center locations to their global lineup, so you’ll always have access to a growing network of locations to deploy storage servers.

Step 4: Ordering A Server

Now that you’ve determined your requirements and selected a server partner, you’re ready to start requesting quotes. Here’s how ServerMania can help:


Book A Server Consultation

One of the most important factors to gamers is low ping and low latency. Choose a server in close proximity to your customers. Most Game Server Providers will have servers in data centers throughout the world.


Receive A Custom Quote

Our team will prepare a custom quote based on your exact specifications. We’ll present a variety of payment options to ensure you are getting a quote that works best for your business.


Confirm The Quote

We’ll start building your custom server as soon as you have confirmed the quote. We can have your server ready in as soon as 8 hours.



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