DELL EMC Glossary

Servers

A server is an information infrastructure component that is engineered to manage, store, send and process data. Servers enable organizations to process data faster and more efficiently and host software applications under heavy demand. Servers also use a different operating system from a traditional desktop and they are designed to be used by multiple users.

What are the benefits of a server?

The main benefits of a server include:

  • Performance: You will see an improvement in performance and reliability from hardware designed to have low failure rates.
  • Reliability: A server can automatically back up your clients, so you will never lose critical data if a machine fails, is lost or stolen.
  • Security: A server can house security software centrally, deploying to each workstation on your network. It can also run network virus scans, patch software and get virus updates in the background leaving critical work uninterrupted.

What are the different types of servers?

There are multiple server form factors that are delivered to built a range of requirements from business and organizations. The main types include rack servers, tower servers, modular infrastructure systems, hyper-converged infrastructure and rack scale solutions.

What are the different technologies in a server?

Provided below are the major components of a server;

  • Processor
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Security
  • System Management