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file server

n.
A computer connected to a network on which users of the network can store files.
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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
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file′ serv`er


n.
a computer that makes files available to workstations on a network.
Compare server (def. 6).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The US Federal government spends nearly $76 billion each year on information technology (IT) and $20bn of that is devoted to hardware, software and file servers.
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With a cloud file server, the broker or underwriter would give the employer access to a private file folder.
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"While Penguin Computing customers will not notice a change to our easy to deploy and manage servers, they will definitely notice an improvement in file server performance that makes Penguin Computing servers the only logical choice for price and performance conscious customers," said Pauline Nist, senior vice president of Product Development and Management of Penguin Computing.
The file switch can monitor file server latency and can distribute I/O based on the "least loaded" file server.
Any computer, file servers, standalone computers, laptops--even the computers that your employees use at home--should have a firewall.
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The computers have to be left on, and the complexity of such backup processes among dozens or hundreds of computers far outweighs the logical alternative-that of using a network file server for all critical data.
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Select file server from the PC MACLAN folder in the start menu of your PC.