How do SnapServers compare with traditional Windows or NetWare file servers?
This information is not Operating System specific
SnapServers are single-purpose file servers optimized for network file sharing that support multiple network protocols and provide concurrent file access by multiple client types. Because they are simple, single-function devices, they can perform tasks easily using economical hardware with minimal software overhead.
Traditional Windows or NetWare servers are multipurpose servers that provide network storage, but also perform many other network tasks. Because they are multifunctional, traditional file or application servers require expensive, complex network operating systems that must be configured by experienced professionals for optimum performance. Windows, NetWare or UNIX servers also require substantially more hardware and need separate server operating licenses to perform their multifunction tasking, which increases cost and complexity.