I need one dedicated server for production and one that's only accessible via VPN (or a non-public connection) for stage/DR with options for zero-downtime growth. Are there any non-reseller companies out there that can provide both? Are there cloud alternatives that can support this arrangement? Looking to buy immediately. Thanks,
Zero downtime growth is possible but it needs to be architected from the get-go; not as an after thought. I don't know how hands on you are with server management but that's something you'll need. The VPN-only box is something that almost all providers can accommodate.