A server is a central system which delegates data to other computers which are connected to it; servers can supply data to systems on local area networks (LAN) or wide area networks (WAN) over the Internet.
Servers are broken down into different types of functionality such as web servers, mail servers and file servers; each different server runs software which is applicable to its individual purpose. Web servers often run Apache HTTP Server or Microsoft IIS software which supply access to websites via the internet. Mail servers run Exim or iMail applications which facilitate AMTP services, enabling the sending and receiving of email. File servers facilitate file sharing services across a network by running programmes like Samba.
Whereas servers must run software which is specific to their individual purpose, this does not apply to hardware. Generic desktop computers can act as file or print servers simply by running the applicable software; it is however, imperative that the hardware is robust enough to support the network connected to it. The network connection must also be ultra fast as all of the data on the network will pass through the server. For example, web servers require sufficient RAM to run multiple web scripts in real time without slowing the system down. Although any computer can constitute as a server, rack-mounted hardware, designed specifically for server facilitation are most commonly used by organizations. These systems are size efficient and can be placed on a single rack which can be accessed remotely.
We at SBC Communications recognize the value of a flexible server to all SMEs. We therefore enable you to preserve productivity in the face of disaster by offering an intuitive and interactive service which utilizes the synthesis of server replication, online backup, offsite storage and virtualization. If your server hardware is damaged or your offices become unexpectedly inaccessible, our specialist engineers will expediently gain access to your data, therefore enabling the uninterrupted continuity of your service.
SBC’s specialist industry qualified engineers provide robust packages to support your staff and equipment including services such as phone, remote, and onsite assistance (1st to 3rd line).
SBC Communications delivers:
• Repair of existing systems
• Update and patch management
• Remote support
• Data centre relocation
• Asset Control
• System health reviews
Should you have any queries or would like to find out more about SBC Communication’s holistic range of Server solutions please contact us on: 0207 199 4610 and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you.