Servers

Servers have evolved in many ways to adapt to the need of organizations.  As the amount of data and need for faster processing of that data has increased, so have the specifications.

Processor Speed RAM Hard Drive Microsoft OS
2001 Single Core Up to 2 GHz 512 MB 100 GB Windows 2000 Server
2003 Multiple Single Core Up to 2.2 GHz 2 GB 250 GB Server 2003
2008 Multiple Dual or Quad Core Up to 2.6 GHz 4 GB 500 GB Server 2008
Today 2, 4, 6, 8 or 12 Core Up to 3.6 GHz 8 GB or more 1 TB or more Server 2008 R2

servers

Server Designs

Tower

Rack-mount

Blade