Business systems fall into two basic groups, Servers and Workstations.
Servers - The Swiss army
knife of business - The machines that keep everything
humming along. The five basic types of servers are:
File Server - A fairly simple machine with massive storage
space, allowing for
centralized storage of common files, workstation
backups, personalized space
Web Server - Originally little more than a low powered File
Server hooked up
to the Internet, today's Web Server has moved far beyond
its humble roots.
E-Mail to SQL, from Streaming Video to
E-Business, today's Web
whether working alone or as part of a hive
of servers, has found its
Consequently, the Web Server
of today must incorporate
all the features of the other
Domain Server - Responsible for the security and settings of
all the systems
Domain, the emphasis on this machine must be
reliability and security.
limited number of calls the average
Domain Server must answer, it
doesn't need a
lot of horsepower or storage,
just stone block reliability.
Database Server - This is the power hog of the server world.
must not only act as a File Server, a limited
capacity Security Server, and
an Application Server,
it must also
have the processing power and free
database searches and
relational computations quickly.
Application Server - A glorified File Server, the
Application Server is a central
repository for shared applications on the
network. It takes a little more horse
to run one, but the real
difference is in the tuning of the network
and throughput of data.
Workstations - These are the
machines sitting on or under desks all over the world.
They can range
from mind numbingly simple machines for typing letters and answering
something that rivals the dedicated gamers power toy at home. You know
your business better than anyone. The success or failure of your business
making the right choices when acquiring new Workstations.
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