Servers are the heart and soul of businesses today. Scott and Jarret tackle the confusing array of server design form factors, power supplies, rack mounts, dual processor setups, RAID, blade technology, InfiniBand, clustering, load balancing and replication. The authors address these topics from an OS-neutral standpoint, focusing solely on how the hardware works, how to choose the right gear, how to install it, and what to do when your beloved server melts down. Although the server community has pined for such a book for years, conflicting design and implementation standards, prohibitive pricing and a "roll-your-own" mentality amongst server professionals prevented a book such as this from becoming reality. All of that changes today. Because of plummeting prices and the emergence of design standards, it's now possible for the garden variety IT manager to make server buying decisions or save the company thousands of dollars in consulting fees - provided he or she has this book.
About the Author
Scott Mueller is the most trusted, authoritative hardware voice in the industry. In addition to teaching hardware repair to more than 10,000 computer professionals and enthusiasts, he has sold more than 2 million copies of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, making him a world-renowned hardware author and his book a classic.