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Servers, Storage Devices & Cloud

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A storage server is a type of server that is used to store, access, secure and manage digital data, files and services. It is a purpose-built server used for storing and accessing small to large amount of data over a shared network or through the Internet.

A storage server may also be called a file server.

A storage server is typically less powerful than a standard server, but has more storage space, storage access interfaces and specialized data retrieval and management utilities. A storage server generally serves as a central point of access for data storage and access. Local client nodes and remote computers access the storage server through a GUI control panel and FTP or through programmatic API access by software and applications. It can be used for routine or frequently used data storage and access, or it can serve as a backup server for storing backup data.

A storage server is an integral part of direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS) and other storage networking technologies.

A cloud server is a logical server that is built, hosted and delivered through a cloud computing platform over the Internet. Cloud servers possess and exhibit similar capabilities and functionality to a typical server but are accessed remotely from a cloud service provider. A cloud server may also be called a virtual server or virtual private sever.

A cloud server is primarily an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based cloud service model. There are two types of cloud server: logical and physical. A cloud server is considered to be logical when it is delivered through server virtualization. In this delivery model, the physical server is logically distributed into two or more logical servers, each of which has a separate OS, user interface and apps, although they share physical components from the underlying physical server. Whereas the physical cloud server is also accessed through the Internet remotely, it isn’t shared or distributed. This is commonly known as a dedicated cloud server.