dedicated file server


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dedicated file server

[‚ded·ə‚kād·əd ′fīl ‚sər·vər]
(computer science)
A computer that operates solely to provide services to other computers in a particular local-area network and to manage the network operating system. Also known as dedicated server.
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Infinitely Virtual's Virtual Terminal Server - Premium plan features a four server system, including redundant Active Directory Controllers, a virtual dedicated file server, and a virtual dedicated terminal server in a private VLAN behind enterprise class, clustered Juniper firewalls.
Using Fibre Channel, it's comprised of a cluster of dedicated file servers called Data Movers under a single point of control.
But, as NetApp has pointed out before, SANs deal with raw data, and can't help users share files between Unix and NT servers, as users of NetApp's dedicated file servers can.
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LANs need one or more dedicated file servers, whose sole purpose (with some exceptions) is to run the network.

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