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Exploring FS Network Server Types for Your Business

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 by
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There are three main network server types, all of which determine the performance, reliability, and scalability of the data center network or enterprise network. In this information age, our dependence on the Internet is bound to become more common in families, schools, and businesses. The demand for servers is also growing.

Servers are a critical part of computer networks that networks rely on to capture and pass data between client computers and other devices. So here comes the main question: what is a server? How to choose the right web server? In this guide, various aspects related to the server will be explained to you.

What Is a Server in Networking?

Servers run faster, load more heavily, and are more expensive than regular computers. The server provides computing or application services for other devices in the network, such as data centers and terminal devices. Network server types are divided into blade servers, rack servers, and tower servers. They all have high-speed CPU computing capabilities, long-term reliable operation, powerful I/O external data throughput capabilities, and better scalability. The structure of the server is mainly composed of CPU, hard disk, memory, system, system bus, and so on.

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Why Do You Need Network Servers?

Regardless of the network server types, large companies will allocate dedicated servers for individual tasks, with blade and rack servers being more common. For smaller businesses dealing with less intensive data streams, tower servers are often used to complete the combination of available features. If slow PCs are slowing down your network and hindering your business growth, now is a great time to invest in servers. Servers can help improve network security by protecting critical business information and providing additional security. They also offer great reliability through automatic data backup and hardware redundancy.

Some brands of servers support remote access, so employees can work virtually anywhere. Using a server also helps maintain productivity because employees can share resources and equipment. Plus, servers make it faster and easier to deploy applications, allowing your business to grow with maximum scalability.

FS Network Server Types: Rack and Tower Servers

With years of research in the server market, FS.com is constantly updating the performance and hardware of both network server types. For example, RS3110 adopts a 1U shape and built-in Intel® Xeon® processor, which has strong data processing and reliability. There are other heights for rack servers, such as 2U, 4U, 6U, etc. You can enjoy the entire customization process and choose the best hardware configuration for your business.

Tower servers are mainly used in small and medium-sized or home networks. They are similar in appearance to hosts, and their hardware performance is similar to that of rack servers. FS.com offers a range of pre-configured multi-purpose options to meet the needs of modern and growing businesses. Its server performance also adopts advanced management functions and storage technology, with reliable scalability and high availability.

Products RS3110 RS6140-V2 TS4620 TS1610
Form Factor 1U Rackmount 1U Rackmount 6U Tower 6U Tower
Processor 1x Intel Xeon E-2224G Processor 2x Intel® Xeon® Silver 4310 Processors Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors Intel® Xeon® E-2100/2200
Chipset Intel C246 Chipset Intel C621A Chipset Intel C621 Series Chipset Intel C242 Chipset
Memory DDR4 ECC, Up to 128GB 64GB RAM (4x 16GB) 8 DIMM Slots, Up to 1TB DDR4 ECC, Up to 128GB
Drive Bays 4x 3.5''/2.5'' SATA Hot-swappable Drive Bays Standard Configuration - 2x 300GB 10K SAS HDD 4x 3.5"/2.5" SAS/SATA/SSD Hot-swappable Drive Bays 4x 3.5''/2.5'' SAS/SATA/SSD Hot-swappable Drive Bays
Expansion Slots 1 PCIe 3.0 x8 Slot 1 - PCIe 4.0x 16 | Slot 2 - PCIe 4.0x 16 | Slot 3 - PCIe 4.0x 16 | Slot 4 - PCIe 4.0x 16 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 3 PCIe 3.0 x8 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 1 PCIe 3.0 x8, 2 PCIe 3.0 x4
Power Supply 450W 1+1 Redundant Power Supply 1200W Redundant with PMBus 550W 1+1 Redundant Power Supply 550W 1+1 Redundant Power Supply

If you get either of the FS rack servers and tower servers, you get full server management, fully included at no additional cost to you. This means you'll have a team of experts managing your servers with the best tools in the industry, top-notch server resources, and unrivaled technical support.

FS Customized Services for Your Business

Server Accessories Customization

FS.com provides customized services. You can choose a variety of accessories to support your business needs, such as multiple CPUs, multiple card slots or hard drives.

  • CPU: CPU mainly includes Intel Xeon E Processors, Intel Xeon Gold Processors, Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. You can customize the number of CPUs to configure your server.

  • Memory: 16G 2666MHz DDR4 ECC-Unbuffer 2Ranks and 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 ECC RDIMM memory modules can also be selected according to your memory to achieve sufficient memory capacity.

  • Hard drive: Drive hard disks with different memory can be selected and matched to expand your server memory.

  • RAID: Customized multiple card slots to meet your business expansion needs.

  • Network interface card: NVIDIA or Intel Network Interface Card can support 10G/25G/100G rate to achieve high-performance data processing.

In addition to the above accessories, FS.com also provides related switching network equipment, which can build a network suitable for your enterprise or data center together with the server.

How to Apply for Customized Service

In general, the entire customization process includes the following steps:

  • Customized requirements: Customers can choose detailed customized accessories on the official website.

  • Validation and discussion: We validate the requirements to ensure they are met and discuss with our customers when changes are required.

  • Product quotation: We provide our customers with quotations for customized products.

  • Placing the order: We agree on all the details of the custom solution and the customer places the order.

Conclusion

With the drops in server price and the gains in functionality, productivity and security, you are bound to reap great benefits by setting up a server for your business. If you are planning to pick a server, please remember to consider the above five criteria. FS.com is committed to help you get the best solution for your business’ unique needs. For more product details, feel free to contact us at sales@fs.com.

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