The term 'PC Server' encompasses a wide range of computing hardware features and functionality. So, how can the entire range be subdivided into more manageable groups? This note discusses one way of separating them, and the functional characteristics associated with each group.
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to largest, are: Workgroup Department Mid-Range Enterprise Super-Enterprise All of the above segments are for general-purpose servers - those which try to have a broad mix of features and functions, to appeal to the widest range of customers The sixth segment is relatively new, only a few years old. Rather than being defined by number of users, it is categorized in terms of what it does, not whom it serves. This segment is variously referred to as Single-Function Server , Server Appliance ,