In the widest sense of the word, we can say that storage servers are a specific type of online servers whose main task is to keep all our documents and files safe in one place. By using these great devices, we can access to our archive whatever we want and share it whomever we want. Of course, this access can be conducted through shared network or the Internet.
However, it has to be noted that storage servers are not so powerful as usual types of servers, which is probably their biggest disadvantage. On the other hand, people find them very useful because they offer a lot of space for storing their business or personal files. In addition, these devices are great because of many features, including user-friendly interface and managing options.
In general, storage servers represent a central part of the whole setup – it is the place where we can store our data and from where we can use them. If someone wants to use any piece of the information that is stored there, he can do it in several different ways: through different apps and specialized software, through the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or through GUI CP.
Another great thing about these devices is that we can use them in several different ways. For example, we can use them as classic accessible storage space for our confidential data or we can use them as a backup. Of course, the purpose of how will use them is defined by the purpose of the business that has to be done.
Whatever we think about them, these online servers are not independent parts of the network, because they are integrated with other networking elements, including NAS and DAS.
Defining Storage Servers
Even if this whole concept is pretty much simple, not all experts share the same idea under which circumstances certain device should be defined as server. For some, if we use it solely as a storage solution for our files, then we should not use the term server. The situation is even more complicated when you ask ordinary people what they think what storage servers really are. In general, all these answers can be gathered in three statements:
- They are the same as all other servers, but with a few additional options and features
- They are special devices that have specific functions and options
- Finally, they are devices that cannot be imagined without NAS or Network Attached System
Despite of all this confusion, these specific online servers are still extremely popular among users from around the world, simply because they can offer many options for a relatively small price. Almost all packages can be configured according to the user’s specific needs and wishes, which is a very important these days. As we all know, not all businesses are the same, and all of them require specific approach and specific ,treatment“.
However, the main point remains the same. Whatever you do, you will need a certain space for storing and keeping your data safe. And online servers are the best solution for this purpose.
Saurabh Mukhekar is a Tech Blogger from Pune, India. He is also thinker, maker, life long learner, hybrid developer, edupreneur, mover & shaker. He’s captain planet of BlogSaays and seemingly best described in rhyme.
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