Server systems come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from towers that resemble traditional PCs to rack-mount and blade systems. Each configuration offers different benefits and features, with some providing more flexibility in terms of expansion and customization. When selecting a server, it is important to keep future needs in mind, since flexibility is key to keep the technology in pace with application and user needs. This means paying close attention to internal components such as the core processors, system memory capabilities, storage alternatives and even the power supply.
The operating system is also an important consideration, especially in terms of applications you want to host and security safeguards installed. Windows is not the only option available thanks to the evolution of open system platforms like Linux. The best approach to picking an OS is to decide on your objectives, make note of key applications and software and then find the right match for your needs.
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