Sunday, September 2, 2018

What is a server?

I have a new post up on my company webpage.  I've been meaning to post this for a while.  After the DNC was hacked in 2016, there were questions (mostly by people chasing one conspiracy theory or another) that the FBI made a mistake by not taking the DNC's server.  Not only is taking the server not a typical practice (especially where the owner is a victim and not a perpetrator), it would be extraordinarily difficult.  This post breaks down what a server actually is.  For readers who are working in IT, there's probably nothing new to see here.  For readers coming from a non-technical background, I hope this will prove interesting and informative.

The gist of my post is that, at one time, many servers were basically souped-up desktop computers.  This is generally not the case anymore.  The resources that ultimately make up a server may span several physical devices and each of those devices may support dozens of servers.  It's a many-to-many relationship.  Check out the post:

What is a server?

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