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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Additionally, the router is virtually silent, reduces power consumption and emits much less heat in comparison to a dedicated file server.
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.
A filer is a dedicated file server that provides superior reliability, performance, and ease of administration at significantly lower cost than alternative network servers.
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.
Windows for Workgroups ($250) is the latest in groupware software, rendering dedicated file servers all but obsolete for small offices.
LANs need one or more dedicated file servers, whose sole purpose (with some exceptions) is to run the network.
Celerra Data Mover 510: Acting as a cluster of up to 14 dedicated file servers within Celerra, Data Movers are key to delivering unmatched high performance and fault tolerance.
As a result, users with dissimilar desktop and network operating systems no longer need dedicated file servers to access a single peripheral device, and the overhead associated with general purpose servers is no longer a concern.
and look ahead to further technical collaboration with the leading supplier of dedicated file servers known as filers.
has introduced the FastfilePro, a line of highly configurable, dedicated file servers designed to deliver industry-leading fast file access to networked UNIX environments.

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