A Buying Guide to 1U Servers
Finding the right computer servers with the specifications you need for your business or network can be a big step in helping any small business grow. eBay has a broad array of quality servers, including rack servers, with all the features and functionality to help your business flourish and grow. When you shop at eBay for your next 1U server, you'll find what you need fast and at an affordable price.What does a 1U server do?
1U servers are computers that provide information to other computers referred to as client computers. Client computers for individual users can connect to a specific server through a local area network (LAN) or a wide area network (WAN) like the internet. There are different types of 1U servers that do different jobs like file servers, mail servers, web servers, and more. They use different operating systems than client computers and configure for their specific job. Many servers don't require a lot of processing power but need large amounts of RAM and speedy hard drives for efficiency.What 1U servers are available?
eBay has a vast assortment of quality 1U servers to help you find what you need for your business or network. There are 1U servers from reputable brands like Cisco, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Supermicro, and more. There are 1U servers with RAM capacities of up to 1TB using your choice of DDR3 SDRAM and DDR SDRAM memory. The devices are available with one or two processors, featuring processors from Atom, Xeon, and more.How can 1U servers benefit your business?
Whether you sell web design services or books on gardening, you must handle all the chores that go with managing the business like accounting, human resources, IT, and more. And 1U servers can help you with the following tasks:
- Backups: Since they consolidate all your data in one central location, they can make creating backups of your data much easier.
- Shared resources: If you have a 1U server, you eliminate the need to have specific computers or people available to you to access the information you need when you need it. The information would be available to you 24/7 on the server.
The "U" in "1U" refers to a rack unit, a unit of measurement that describes the height of a device like a rack-mounted server stored in a 19-inch or 23-inch rack. Each rack unit is 1.75 inches in height. One rack unit is referred to with "1U," two units as "2U," and so on.
A rack server, sometimes called a rack-mounted server, is a computer functioning as a server and designed for installation in a rack framework. The rack consists of numerous mounting slots called bays with each meant to hold a hardware unit securely using screws. You can install many 1U servers into a rack framework to make up a network that's efficient and saves space.