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What is storage server?
What is storage server?
Storage Severs are used to store the data and applications of an organisation. They serve as store houses for data and applications repositories. The storage servers may be in situ or ex situ, i.e. they may be located inside the network premises of the organisation or may be maintained virtually in a cloud network. Some organisations also outsource their storage server requirements to external vendors, to reduce capital expenditures.
Companies are increasingly leveraging technology to address the explosion in demand created by virtualization and the shift toward the cloud. They are also turning to cutting-edge tools to overcome back- and front-office challenges such as meeting capacity needs, managing storage assets and complex infrastructure, fulfillment, forecasting, supply chain execution, monitoring customer loyalty, and leveraging big data and analytics.
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In Memory Computing in its many forms refers to the use of direct memory instead of disks for the purpose of Storage and Computation. When data is stored and processed directly from RAM, it improves the application performance and also reduces the overhead involved in accessing the disk or the file system and also reduces the application footprint by generating cleaner code with direct access to RAM and less overheads on data processing.
In today’s digital age of rapid knowledge development, an enormous amount of information is being generated every day across the world. This data needs to be stored, processed and secured so the user can access this data quickly. Servers play a major role in this type of data-intensive business applications. The advancements in hardware, software and miniaturization technologies, along with the information evolution, has led to a vast increase in servers power densities and computing power. To improve the reliability and to enhance performance, thermal management needs to be performed in servers by removing the heat generated by the devices. This paper focuses on the role of thermal management of servers in data centers and green data centers. It also investigates the challenges faced in thermal design and management of servers. The emerging cooling technologies which have evolved over the years in the server industry will be discussed. Case studies on thermal management of servers will be presented.