Secure, reliable cloud storage with the Storage Monster.

Host up to 36 Terabytes in 14 drive bays with the same flexibility and quality as our HP Premium servers: Big Data without the Big Price.

From £220/mo Order now

Premium-class dedicated servers with up to 36TB in local RAID storage.

  • Expand up to 36 Terabytes of storage in 3TB units
  • HP DL380e hardware for outstanding build quality and up time
  • Up to 8 cores and 192GB of RAM
  • HP Hardware RAID with 512MiB flash-backed write cache
  • We monitor and replaced failed discs as standard
Note: Storage Monsters are built to order. Call us on +44 (0)1904 890890 or email support@bytemark.co.uk for lead times.

Ideal for Big Data

  • Store and query large datasets
  • Offer public access or lock it down to your private access list
  • Use any combination of database technology —
    we'll help advise on how to set it up

Great for large data archives

  • Keep your backups or archives stored securely
  • Our data centre is monitored 24/7
  • Your server will report any disk faults so we can take proactive action
  • Redundant disk arrays (RAID) help keep your data safe

Technical setup

Each Storage Monster can be configured to your needs. For typical setups we suggest:

  • RAID-6 to combine all the drives into a single unit
  • A small logical volume for the OS for simple installation
  • The remaining space formatted with LVM (so you can easily partition, and repartition)

We can set up the drives up in other ways but we think this strikes a good balance between a reliably-booting system, safe data, and high storage capacity.

We rent a dedicated server from Bytemark to run an extranet for our customer. We are now on our second server having upgraded and we've been impressed with the service we've received.

Paul Oldham, The Hug

Operating system choices

We aim to provide the most recent, stable version of these OSes. We also include our Symbiosis management layer (on top of Debian), and can provide licences/installs of other Microsoft products, such as SQL server.

* Microsoft licensing can be complicated; our licensing page should help.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my server goes wrong?

When we deliver your dedicated server, you get access to the console shell which allows you to both reboot and access the console of your server. This means that even if your firewall is misconfigured, or you're investigating a hardware fault, you can keep control of the server.

What happens if there's a hardware fault?

Bytemark monitor the serial lines of all our servers to look out for disc failures. If we see one, we'll contact you to arrange to bring the server down to change the disc. Because all our servers have two discs, you shouldn't lose any data as a result of such a failure.

If you spot any unexpected hardware faults while managing the server, our excellent support staff will track it down, even out of hours, and fix it for you. We guarantee to change faulty hardware, once reported, within 4 hours during working hours, or within 24 hours at other times.

Can I reimage the server?

Yes you can! If you need to start over, you can use our console shell to reimage your system at any time, without needing to get in touch with us.