It's often easier and sometimes less expensive to add network services in the form of purpose-built devices called network server appliances, rather than setting up servers of your own. You can get network server appliances that perform any of the following services:
File storage— These devices have hard disks that are shared with the network. Examples include the Cobalt “Qube,” the Network Appliance “NetApp Filer,” and the GreenComputer “PowerElf.”
Web and Email servers— Examples of this type of device include the Intel InBusiness eMail Station, as well as most of the file storage devices mentioned previously. Many of these devices perform Internet connection sharing as well.
Print servers— These devices connect ...