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(computer science) a digital computer that provides workstations on a network with controlled access to shared resources

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Building on my past experience in Afghanistan, I knew the file servers needed to include a UPS, KVM and ruggedized transit case.
Scaling performance and throughput of existing file servers
Auspex introduced the world's first Network Attached Storage (NAS) server shortly after its founding in 1987, creating a new breed of storage appliance capable of delivering significant performance and administrative benefits over general-purpose file servers.
Maxtor MaxAttach NAS file servers are also compatible with network management tools from leading vendors such as Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard, and Tivoli Systems.
Other features include system enhancements that double the performance of previous-generation MaxAttach file servers, a SCSI port for local backup to tape drives and libraries and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports for robustness and fault tolerance.
This provides much faster access to the large volumes of data that file servers can store.
Their commands are not as complex as LANs', they don't need powerful dedicated file servers and they can share printers.
Accessing file servers across a WAN was thought to be impossible due to the effects of latency -- regardless of how much bandwidth is available.
Management is complex, scaling is difficult, and clients are statically mapped to file resources so that changes to file servers directly impact users.
The file servers continue to be responsible for administering security, application metering and mass storage.
To accomplish this, they first create policies or scripts to migrate all the low-value data from the file servers and DAS storage to the low-end NAS devices.
Stated Esther Lee, Auspex Vice President and CFO, "The installed base of IBM 7051 file servers is quite small and we do not anticipate that the service and maintenance revenues or associated costs covered under the November 7 agreement will impact our financial results.
5 for Linux/FreeBSD offers antivirus protection of data stored on file servers in a heterogeneous environment.
FC could be used in either a loop technology, with up to 126 devices attached to a loop, or in a fabric with switches connecting multiple file servers and storage devices.
We believe EISA, the oft used previous architecture for file servers, will rapidly be replaced by PCI due to the increased performance offered by subsystems running at bus speed.