file server


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file server

A server that hosts files for use by client machines.
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Battalions require a file server on their local LAN both in Garrison and on deployments for rapid collaboration and continuity in data between garrison and deployment environments.
The Cloud File Server solution is available now and further information can be found at http://smestorage.
Administrators can use powerful policies in these devices for a range of data migration tasks such as moving data off legacy file servers to new NAS devices, balancing storage capacity, or performing software upgrades.
While not as efficient a file server as NetWare, Windows NTS does outperform NetWare as an application server, making it an excellent value.
Only the storage and retrieval are done by the file server.
The visual versioning feature is available now for all existing and new users of the SMEStorage SaaS Cloud File Server platform.
Live management: Administrators require the ability to interact with file servers in a highly flexible and transparent fashion, seamlessly allowing on-demand capacity and performance scaling of existing servers, the easy addition of new file servers and capacity, and the migration of data between primary and secondary tier storage.
If a file server fails, another can easily take over its storage, and if storage is mirrored on the SAN, a file server can easily connect to a mirror of a volume if the main volume (or the path to the main volume) fails.
Once at the Spot Box, the commercial can be transferred into the station's video file server or transferred to tape for later airplay.
Global Namespace -- Distributed File Server Management for the Future
A NAS device may contain storage, just as a standard file server may house its own storage disks, but for the purposes of political correctness a NAS device is in fact a file server, not a storage device.
The benefit is obvious: with a RAID system built using ATA drives and one of these new controllers, the file server thinks it's interfacing to a SCSI device, and derives all the benefits of SCSI RAID, but at a much lower cost.