Chapter 14. Server Hardware Features

Server hardware is designed with a bias toward performance and remote manageability. It doesn’t earn the “server” designation just because it can be mounted in a rack. Server hardware differs from workstation hardware both in form factor and in the options available at time of purchase. It is also different in how we configure it and manage it.

The previous chapter discussed several strategies for providing server capacity to our customers. Most of those strategies involved buying and maintaining hardware rather than using cloud-based services. This chapter is about high-level issues related to server hardware. The next chapter will cover more low-level technical issues.

Server hardware generally falls into ...

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