Server Talk Episode 1: An Introduction to Servers

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International Computer Concepts is thrilled to announce the release of our very own podcast: Server Talk. Hosted by Mike and Alexey, this first episode serves as an introduction to servers with a basic overview including:

  • Host introductions.
  • What is a server?
  • What are the main functions of servers?
  • What are a server’s applications?
  • Various server components.

Here’s a little snippet from our first episode. Enjoy!

Alexey: A server is a very powerful computer.

Mike: That’s it, a server is just a powerful computer?

Alexey: Well for the most part, yes, but you can get into a lot of details and dissect them and see what makes them powerful. Well, really it’s meant for, what application? What are you trying to do with it? I can give you some ideas. For example, take a look at a website. Where do you think it resides?

Mike: Uh, the cloud.

Alexey: Well where do you think the cloud is?

Mike: Well there’s nimbus…

Alexey: You think there’s a little cloud?

Mike: Yeah, there’s like nimbus clouds and the ones that have rain.

Alexey: It’s computers, a server cloud. They consist of a whole bunch of servers and these servers are data centered and they’re designed to be in specific environments where they produce a lot of power and heat and cooling comes into play. Form factor is different, it’s not your standard laptop or desk top. The form is a special design to keep them cool. Connectivity. How they connect to the internet and how they connect to everyone. It’s very important.

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