Do you know where your server is?


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a server is a physical computer dedicated to run one or more services to serve the needs of the users of other computers on a network. Depending on the computing service that it offers it could be a database server, file server, mail server, print server, web server, gaming server, or some other kind of server.

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  • Dedicated – they did not perform other task besides the server task
  • Proxy servers have two main purposes:Improve Performance: Proxy servers can dramatically improve performance for groups of users. This is because it saves the results of all requests for a certain amount of time. Filter Requests: Proxy servers can also be used to filter requests. For example, a company might use a proxy server to prevent its employees from accessing a specific set of Web sites. In the Web hosting business, a dedicated server is typically a rented service. The user rents the server, software and an Internet connection from the Web host.An application server is typically used for complex transaction-based applications. To support high-end needs, an application server has to have built-in redundancy, monitor for high-availability, high-performance distributed application services and support for complex database accessCloud server hosting offers the advantages of increased accessibility and reliability, seamless scalability and potential cost savings, as customers are freed from having to invest in on-premises servers and hardware, and they pay only for the resources they consume
  • #1 File and Network securityThe most important role of a file server is the network security it provides. By creating individual user and group accounts, rights can be assigned to the data stored on the network preventing unauthorized users from accessing materials they shouldn't be viewing. For example, the sales team doesn’t need access to employee personal records which should only be accessible by HR.#2 Increased reliability; decreased workflow interruptionsMany servers are equipped with redundant power supplies. With a secondary power supply running in tandem, the loss of one of the power supplies doesn't affect normal system operations. The same goes for a server's storage system. Unlike an average desktop PC that uses a single hard drive, a server will typically use multiple hard drives working in a RAID configuration to prevent data loss or an interruption in workflow#4 Virus ManagementOne of the greatest threats to your network is the possibility of infection from viruses, spyware and spam. So having good, updated, anti-virus software installed on your systems is a necessity. In an office of 10 people or less, systems can be maintained individually. Anything more than that, though, can become a real burden. In those circumstances, an anti-virus package that combines workstation and server virus protection into a single solution makes more sense.#5 Centralized BackupAll businesses should backup their data on a regular basis. #3 Centralized data storage and shared resourcesWith a network server, all of the users on the network can make use of various network resources right from their desks, increasing efficiently.
  • Once you've determined that your business needs a server and you've started researching how much it will all cost, you may find yourself concerned with the prospect of having to replace your new server in six months or so.
  • Do you know where your server is?

    1. 1. The Server Scenario: Do YouKnow WhereYour Server Is?Regional IT Infrastructure Operations and Green DataCentre Conference
    2. 2. The Server Scenario
    3. 3. SERVER(Computing)• A computer or device on a network that managesnetwork resources.• Many type of Servers; example• File Server• Print Server• Database Server• Etc……• Server are often dedicated• On multiprocessing operating systems - a singlecomputer can execute several programs at once
    4. 4. Most Common Usea server is a physical computer dedicated to run oneor more services to serve the needs of the users ofother computers on a network. Depending on thecomputing service that it offers it could be adatabase server, file server, mail server, print server,web server, gaming server, or some other kind ofserver.
    5. 5. Top 5 Server TermsWEB Servers - computers that deliver (serves up) Web pagesProxy Servers – It sits between a client application, such as aWeb browser, and a real server.Dedicated Servers - a single computer in a network reservedfor serving the needs of the networkApplication Servers - a program that handles all applicationoperations between users and an organizations backendbusiness applications or databasesCloud Servers - hosting services are made available tocustomers on demand via the Internet
    6. 6. Does My SMB Need aServer?
    7. 7. Do I need A Server?Does your business have more than 5 employees? Ifyour answer is “Yes,” then your business should beusing a server network
    8. 8. The Mistake SMBs Make• They continue adding workstation to theirpeer to peer network• Peer-to-peer networks dont provide themwith much in the way of security and resourcesharing.• They often have problems accessingworkstations, lose data due to viruses orspyware, or experience intermittent Internetproblems
    9. 9. But what exactly is aServer?• Many people are under the misconception that aserver is no different from a typical desktop PC.• While almost any PC that meets the minimumhardware requirements can run the serveroperating system, that doesnt make it a trueserver• Even if the desktop had similar processor speeds,memory and storage capacity, it still isnt areplacement for a real server
    10. 10. Engineered for differentpurposes• A server is engineered to manage, store, send and process data,24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 356 days a year.• It need to be far more reliable than their desktop counterparts.• Some servers will include:• - Duel processors; either equipped or capable• - Redundant hard drives or power supplies• - Hot swappable components• - Are scalable; to meet current, as well as future needs• - Can process data faster and more efficiently
    11. 11. Server Benefits• File and Network security• Increased reliability• Centralized data storage and shared resources• Virus Management• Centralized Backup
    12. 12. Find the Right Server• Choosing your OS.• When it comes to choosing an operating systemfor your server, there really arent a lot ofoptions — Windows or Linux.• A Linux-based OS does a fine job. Its reliableand has modest hardware requirements.• A few Options available:• Standard Servers• Cloud Computing Environment
    13. 13. Will I have to replace myServer in SIX months?Yes, you need a server / How Much it Cost? / Now you concerned with theprospect of having to replace your server in six months or soBefore investing in a new server, you need to consider its applications,storage, processor, and form factor, as well as the servers life expectancyand ROI
    14. 14. How Long Will MyServer Last?• Since servers are typically configured with built-inredundancy and high-quality, enterprise-grade components,in most cases you can expect your server to last muchlonger than six months.• The more realistic timeframe for the life expectancy of aserver is between three and five years• There are several key reasons to consider either replacingyour server or transitioning it to handle less mission-criticaltasks as it gets closer to four or five years of age.• OR current trend, an option for dedicated Hosting;colocation or cloud hosting environment
    15. 15. When Should I Replace MyServer?• Servers are typically replaced when the server servicecontract expires or when the cost-to-performance ratiogets too high.• Server service contract expiration - The purchase of aserver typically includes a limited-period service contractthrough either the server vendor or a third-party service;when a companys vendor service contract expires, mostbusinesses either replace the server or transition it tohandle tasks that arent as critical to the ongoing operationof the business.• A significant increase in the server’s cost-to-performanceratio is often a key impetus for its replacement.
    16. 16. Server ReplacementOptions SummaryIf you can gain performance benefits and/or costefficiency by purchasing a new server, of if the likelihoodof failure and risk of downtime becomes too great, youllknow its time to replace your server. While hardwareparts can fail at any time, with the higher-qualitycomponents used in servers as well as the built-inredundancy for failproof operation, in most cases youcan expect your new server to last much longer than sixmonths.Before investing in a new server, you need to consider itsapplications, storage, processor, and form factor, as wellas the servers life expectancy and RO
    17. 17. Did You Know Where YourServer Is?
    18. 18. The Future of Computing• The future of computing can be described as adata center that is a dynamic environmentconsisting of pools of high-performingcomputing resources that can be centrallymanaged, readily automated and efficientlymaintained
    19. 19. About SKALI
    20. 20. fazly@skali.netwww.skali.netwww.skalicloud.com012 6665691