file server


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file server

n.
A computer connected to a network on which users of the network can store files.

file server

n
(Computer Science) computing the central unit of a local area network that controls its operation and provides access to separately stored data files

file′ serv`er


n.
a computer that makes files available to workstations on a network.
Compare server (def. 6).
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Noun1.file server - (computer science) a digital computer that provides workstations on a network with controlled access to shared resources
dedicated file server - (computer science) a file server that can be used only as a file server
digital computer - a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits
non-dedicated file server - (computer science) a file server that can be used simultaneously as a workstation
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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A month later and I found myself back out in the field for the Battalions Expert Infantryman Badge in October 2010, this time with my CPN, and this time with a file server.
Customers can take advantage of the SME hybrid Cloud File Server solution combined with HP Cloud Object Storage.
The file switch can monitor file server latency and can distribute I/O based on the "least loaded" file server.
Maxtor's first Windows-powered NAS file server to ship is the MaxAttach NAS 4100 file server.
The Netserve/CD 2400 server requires no client software and appears to users and other computers on the network as a file server with available CD-ROM drives.
Can you imagine an accounting firm losing the hard drive on its file server on April 14?
A file server must be sufficiently powerful to handle the work load.
With this project, Mitsubishi Motors centralized file servers at four sites in Japan and consolidated that infrastructure into their data center.
Visual versioning has been added to the web application to easily identify and manage files that have been edited or changed by users of the Cloud File Server.
Using an intelligent appliance approach, NAS managers will be able to view the enterprise as a "virtual file server," to which any share or directory can be mapped, capacity can be added on the fly and data can be transparently placed on any physical file serving resource, without impacting performance or availability.
To the NetWare user, TopSpin appears as a traditional NetWare file server.
To accomplish this, they first create policies or scripts to migrate all the low-value data from the file servers and DAS storage to the low-end NAS devices.