PCR’s guide to on-premises storage and servers

While it’s all well and good investing in the cloud, you’ll never be able to fully replace the security and knowledge that your data is stored in-house. PCR picks out some of the best servers and on-premises storage solutions available.


Distributor: Mentor Distribution, VIP, Entatech

This 4U rack server provides RAID storage that is ideal for cloud data center management and enterprise applications. The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0-compliant ASMB8-iKVM module in RS540-E8-RS36-ECP makes managing servers remotely simple.

Specs: 3 + 1 expansion slots, 2 x Intel I210AT + 1 x Mgmt LAN, built-in Q-code/port 80 LED display panel.

SRP: £2,799


Distributor: CMS Distirbution, Origin Storage

With the newest generation Intel Xeon processor the XCubeSAN is a great choice for SMB businesses looking for enterprise SAN and cloud storage solutions. Additional features include 12Gb SAS 3.0 technology, dual host cards and dual onboard 10GBase-T ports.

Specs: 12Gb SAS 3.0 technology, dual host cards, dual onboard 10GBase-T ports

SRP: £6,499

Dell PowerEdge Towers

Distributor: M2M Direct

Dell’s bespoke PowerEdge Towers provide a powerful server solution for businesses. The servers are also migration friendly and can be set up to your custom specifications, wants and needs.

Specs: Varies

SRP: Varies

Data Deposit Box Smart Storage Solution

Distributor: Brigantia

This Data Deposit Box Smart Storage Solution in a red box is great for micro, small and medium sized businesses looking for a hybrid local and cloud storage solution that incorporates full a full disaster recover solution with bare metal restore capabilities. 

Specs: Bundle 2GB local and 250GB cloud storage, 448bit encryption, advanced schedule backup, proprietary open file backup

SRP: from £100 + vat per month on 36 month rental


Distributor: CMS Distribution

The TVS-87 is powered by an AMD embedded accelerated processing unit, and is an energy efficient network-attached storage (NAS) solution. Other features include the AES-NI hardware encryption engine, up to 64GB RAM and 4K H.264 video decoding.

Specs: Centralised storage, data recovery, USB QuickAccess port

SRP: £999.00


Distributor: CMS Distribution

The ES1640dc is ZFS is HPE Helion compatible, and fully supports all virtualisation needs. Intel Xeon and E5 processors mean that there is enough power to suit your cloud computing and data storage needs. 

Specs: Dual active controllers, QES operating system, NVRAM cache.

SRP: £8,199


Brigantia:0203 358 0090

CMS Distribution:0208 805 1000

Entatech:0333 101 1000

Mentor Distribution:01462 814 000 

M2M Direct:0208 676 6067 

VIP:0871 622 7550

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