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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....

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

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...

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...

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

Best ETL Tools 2021: 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...

SQL Query Optimization Best Practices

SQL query optimization reduces the resources required for queries and improves overall system performance. In this article, we discuss SQL query optimization, how it...

What Is PostgreSQL? Open-Source Database System

PostgreSQL is an open-source, object-relational database system that lets you store and scale complicated data workloads safely. In this article, we discuss PostgreSQL, its...

Reviews

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...

PostgreSQL vs MySQL: Compare Database Management Systems

MySQL and PostgreSQL are the top two open-source relational database management systems (RDBMS), long proven to be highly reliable and scalable. In this article,...

Best Data Recovery Software Solutions 2022

The cost of losing data to physical or logical damage makes data recovery software an increasingly valuable tool for SMBs up to enterprise organizations....

Top EDR Tools 2022: Endpoint Detection & Response Software

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is all about securing and monitoring all enterprise devices to effectively detect and respond to potential incursions. With so...

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...