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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...

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...

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...

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....

Best Server Security Tools for 2022

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

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.

Hardware

Best Enterprise-Grade NAS Solutions

Network-attached storage (NAS) hardware and software solutions can ease and enhance the task of managing data for individuals up to enterprise data centers. NAS appliances...

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...

Virtualization

What Is AWS Lambda and How Does It Work?

AWS Lambda is an event-driven serverless computing platform, which executes code in response to events while handling the back-end administration and infrastructure required to...

Serverless Architecture: What Are the Benefits and Challenges?

Before cloud computing became mainstream, development teams maintained their own server hardware and took care of their own software and security updates. This was...

VMware vSphere Review: Software Features & Price

What Is VMware vSphere 7? VMware vSphere is a hardware virtualization solution that allows system administrators to install and configure multiple virtual instances on a...

Best Free and Open Source NAS Solutions

Network-attached storage (NAS) solutions have long been a valuable way for networks to store, organize, and migrate data securely. Luckily, there are plenty of...

AWS EC2 vs Azure: Cloud Services Comparison

Amazon and Microsoft are two giants of the cloud. As such, their cloud compute offerings often go head to head. But it can be...

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.

Top SaaS Companies 2022

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

Best Cloud & Online Backup Services 2022

Cloud and online backups are essential for modern organizations seeking to establish additional security and redundancy of critical data. As uptime for digital services and...

Best Load Balancers & Load Balancing Software 2022

The speed of processing power and server responses in modern IT infrastructure is due to the widespread adoption of load balancers capable of distributing...

Best ETL Tools 2022: Extract Transform & Load Software

Extract, transform, and load (ETL) software is the tool or tools needed to transfer data from multiple sources to a unified repository, such as...

NoSQL Databases: When to Use NoSQL vs SQL

NoSQL databases are widely recognized for their functionality, ease of development, and scalability. They are increasingly used in big data and real-time web applications....

Edge Network: How to Build an Edge Computing Network

Edge computing networks prioritize distributed infrastructure and micro data centers that bring processing and storage of digital resources to global end-users. But how should...

Reviews

Best Enterprise-Grade NAS Solutions

Network-attached storage (NAS) hardware and software solutions can ease and enhance the task of managing data for individuals up to enterprise data centers. NAS appliances...

Top IaaS Providers 2022: Infrastructure as a Service

It wasn't long ago that any organization wishing to operate computers had to have, at the very least, its own server room — if...

Best Load Balancers & Load Balancing Software 2022

The speed of processing power and server responses in modern IT infrastructure is due to the widespread adoption of load balancers capable of distributing...

Best SQL Injection (SQLi) Detection Tools 2022

SQL injections (SQLi) are an insidious form of attack that can access sensitive or private data. They first were discovered at the end of...

Proxmox vs VMware: 2022 Comparison

As organizations increasingly rely on virtualization and containerization, Proxmox and VMware are two notable selections for deploying virtual machines (VM). Though both vendors offer...