In its simplest sense, a server is a scalable and flexible platform providing processor and memory resources to run all of your workloads, whether in large data centres or small remote offices.
The majority of workloads are now delivered from virtual machines, which are hosted on physical servers. Virtualisation allows you to deliver multiple virtual server instances from a single physical host. This has enabled a rapid growth in services and workloads required to meet ongoing user demands.
In parallel to the rise of virtualisation and growth in demand for resources, the server platforms have benefited from huge performance and capacity increases in process, memory and storage elements. A single server is now capable of hosting a large number of workloads.
Despite the server often being referred to as a commodity item, there are now more options available than ever, including form factor, virtualisation platforms, deployment models and usage from core data centre, remote offices and a growing market for edge servers.
Selecting the right server platform can be complex. By working with a select number of leading vendors we will provide independent advice and guidance to ensure that your datacentre infrastructure is built on the right platform to meet your current and future needs.