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What Is a Server and What Do Servers Do?

What Is a Server? Servers are high-powered computers built to store, process, and manage network data, devices, and systems. Servers are the engines powering organizations by providing network devices and systems with adequate resources. For businesses, servers offer critical scalability, efficiency, and business continuity capabilities. Whether it's hosting a data-heavy website, setting up a shared drive for a department, or managing...

How to Enable Multiple Remote Desktop Sessions for Windows 10

In this article, we'll look at potential issues and workarounds that will allow you to enable Remote Desktop sessions for multiple users on Windows...

Using a Physical Hard Drive with a VirtualBox VM

Though it's possible to create a virtual hard disk image from the existing contents of a physical drive, you might find it useful to directly mount...

Security

Disaster Recovery

The modern organization's heavy dependence on using data to drive their business has made having a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan in place a necessity....

Using Zero Trust Security to Protect Applications and Databases

Zero trust as a security architecture can and should be applied to databases and applications. Read more to learn how.

Best Server Security Tools for 2021

Server security tools used to be focused on safeguarding physical servers. Each box required login credentials, and administrative privileges were required to change anything....

Hardware

On-Prem Infrastructure is Here to Stay. But What Workloads Go Where?

Yes, data centers and server rooms are changing. The explosion of cloud infrastructure solutions enabled organizations to adopt large virtual workloads while innovative server...

IBM’s 2nm Breakthrough: Implications for Chip and Server Makers

IBM last month unveiled its proof of concept for the world's first 2-nanometer transistor technology. Initial projections show the breakthrough could lead to 45%...

Server Room Power Consumption: The Battle Between Demand and Efficiency

In a world dominated by internet-enabled technology, data centers are the brains keeping the digital ecosystem afloat. Responsible for processing, storing, and transmitting data,...

Cloud Giants Turn to Custom Chips

The chip market has been stable for decades. Mega-producers such as Intel and AMD have dominated. Niche and custom markets were served by a...

What is a Rack Server?

A rack server is one of the most useful items in IT hardware, allowing you to store multiple servers in a space-saving rack structure. Server...

Virtualization

vCenter vs vSphere vs ESXi: Comparing VMware Virtualization

VMware vSphere is VMware's virtualization platform, and vCenter and ESXi are both important components of vSphere. VMware vSphere, vCenter, and ESXi were initialized as...

Proxmox vs ESXi: Choosing the Best Hypervisor

In the world of server virtualization, Proxmox and ESXi are two frequently mentioned examples of viable hypervisors. But how does Proxmox, an open-source solution,...

Cloud Security for Virtual Machines & Containers

Cloud computing security, or cloud security, is a set of policies and technologies to protect the services and resources of the cloud computing system....

What Is A Virtual Server?

Virtual servers have the same capabilities as a physical server, but not the underlying physical machinery. A physical server can create multiple, separate virtual...

What Is a Container? Understanding Containerization

Containerization is the solution to the roadblocks posed by traditional virtualization. Since their inception, virtual machines (VMs) have enabled organizations to do more with...

Cloud Computing

On-Prem Infrastructure is Here to Stay. But What Workloads...

Yes, data centers and server rooms are changing. The explosion of cloud infrastructure solutions enabled organizations to adopt large virtual workloads while innovative server...

Using Zero Trust Security to Protect Applications and Databases

Zero trust as a security architecture can and should be applied to databases and applications. Read more to learn how.

Best Cloud Based Services & Companies

Any company that’s delayed introducing cloud-based software into their infrastructure needs to consider leveraging these new technologies to reap all the benefits cloud computing...

Guides

What Is a Client-Server Model? A Guide to Client-Server Architecture

The foundation of modern networking is the centralized process and IT framework known as the client-server model. For over 50 years, servers have been the...

Server Performance Monitoring: Best Practices for Server Monitoring

Server performance monitoring is the process of overseeing system resources, such as CPU usage, memory consumption, storage capacity, I/O performance, network uptime, and more. It...

How to Achieve High Availability Architecture

High availability architecture ensures the operational performance of a system and avoids unplanned downtime and interruptions. In this article, we discuss high availability why...

SQL Performance Tuning Best Practices

SQL server performance tuning commonly involves finding more efficient ways to process the same workloads. In this article, we discuss SQL performance tuning, its...

Edge Networking

As the demand for seamless user experiences continues to skyrocket, digital resource providers attempt to satisfy modern consumer needs with edge networking. Starting in the...

Reviews

Best SQL Server Monitoring & Performance Tools 2022

SQL server monitoring and performance tools can drastically improve user experience and application functionality for enterprise workloads. To store, track, and share massive amounts of...

Best FTP Server Software for Secure File Transfer

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is the longtime framework for transferring files over the internet. Organizations are all too familiar with FTP server software...

Best Database Software & Management Systems 2021

If you're looking for a system to store your company's data on-premises or in the cloud, chances are you'll be considering at least one...

VirtualBox vs VMware: Choosing the Best Virtualization Tool

Though VMware is the market leader for virtualization solutions, there’s something to be said for open-source alternatives with enterprise-level support — like Oracle’s VirtualBox. This...

Top Data Fabric Software Solutions 2021

Data fabrics are relatively new constructs. They have their origins largely in data management, but they also tie into storage, platform integration, and other...