WHAT IS A SERVER?

A server allows computers to process requests and deliver the requested data from one computer to another via the Internet or a local network. It is often used when referring to web servers. Dedicated servers may have more than one function. Here is a breakdown of general servers:

• Web Servers

Web servers are browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera etc. They are used to show website and run apps. Web servers are also used in the case of cloud storage services and online backup services.

Email Servers

Email servers are used when sending and receiving emails. Your email software will be connected to either a POP or IMAP email server that allows you to download emails. An SMTP server is used to send messages from the email server.

• Hosted Cloud PBX Servers

The Hosted Cloud PBX Servers is a management server supporting your VoIP services from a simple one line office solution up to multiple branches with redundancy and high availability (N+1 failover).

WHAT ARE CLOUD STORAGE SERVICES?

Cloud storage services allow users to safely store valuable data online. It is stored in a public cloud that can only be accessed via web interfaces remotely.

Cloud storage is divided into three categories:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (laaS)

Clients can rent dedicated hardware which can be provisioned with any flavour of hypervisor required by the client. 

  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Clients can rent space from Microsoft Azure, Google and Amazon (AWS) for example, to store their valuable data. UNIWISP acts as a platform facilitator and Managed

Service Provider (MSP).

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

Clients use software that is available on the Internet. A platform is created by developers that is used to develop, run and manage applications that are used for cloud computing services.