What are Micro-Servers?

Micro Servers are optimized low capacity/ low power server units which are packed in a dense configuration using a custom built chassis that can be used for handling a large number of simple computational workloads (Like serving web pages to a large number of users, social networking applications, cloud computing applications, etc).

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SME Server – Linux based Open Source Network & Communications Server

SME Server is a Linux based Open Source freely download-able GUI based Server package that gives you all the functionalities you might want in a Network & Communications Server like DNS, DHCP, Web Server, Mail Server, File Server, Internet Sharing, etc. Importantly, SME Server gives you all those functionalities in a single package and you can install it using the GUI interface within 20 minutes! Yeah, it can be downloaded free of cost.

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Server Adapter Teaming & Link Aggregation

It is possible to group multiple server adapters (NIC) / server adapter ports to achieve a combined throughput capacity of multiple adapter ports/ links. In the process, we can also achieve fault tolerance, load balancing & high availability for server adapters (NIC). Let us explore Server Adapter Teaming & Link Aggregation, in this article.

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What is a Reverse Proxy server?

A Reverse Proxy server is a web-server-alias that sits in-between the Client/ Internet (from where the web-page requests arrive) and the actual web server (origin server, which holds the web page content to be served to users). The reverse proxy server accepts the web page requests, sends them to the origin server (if that content has not been cached by the reverse proxy server), gets the web-page/ output and sends it back to the client.

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Server Colocation – Advantages, disadvantages & Alternatives

Server Co-location refers to the practice of physically re-locating your server(s) from your office/ server room to a fully managed data center, outside your premises. In this article, we will see why it is advantageous for companies to do that & what factors drive server co-location. We will also see the limitations of server co-location and a brief note on alternative technologies to server co-location.

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