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The trend in barebones servers is linked to both greater computing reliability and massive power savings with powerful small power processors that still deliver the maximum power and overall performance that many businesses need. In fact, these super-micro looking boxes provide users with all they need with state-of-the-art dual-core processors that are designed to optimize server performance, while also boosting network communication efficiency at a time when the Internet is getting more complex. Barebones servers are also priced to sell, with many being featured online at very reasonable costs.

Another aspect of these micro servers is linked to its integrated baseboard management controller system that information technology (IT) experts say is a great feature because it allows for "out-of-band" use for monitoring both software and hardware status. The server's power supply is usually 200W to ensure that all installed components are working efficiently with minimal power consumption at a time when electric rates are sky high in the U.K.

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Barebones server attractive to business

Because new barebones servers are cracking the marketing for both small and midsize businesses in the U.K., there are a lot of expectations from longtime computer users, say IT experts commenting online about these systems that can be customized with various management software and other tools. In turn, the attraction for businesses in the U.K. is to become somewhat independent from the large corporate IT market that was the usual source for storage products and servers. The use of "bare-bones" is also linked to the needs of various small businesses with remote offices that require dependable servers of their own to compete in cyberspace.

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They are called "next-generation" server platforms, but most small business owners in the U.K. simply call them bare-bones servers because they are literally looking for bare bones support for their computer processing needs and tasks. The goal is to become as independent as possible from "the big boys" that offer advanced servers and storage virtualization features in the products they sell to business owners, explains an IT technician commenting online about how to website owners can save money. In turn, the IT technician explained how the many new storage and file server features of today's top operating systems can be affordable when purchasing a bare-bones server.

When it comes to server essentials, the best advice is to not over purchase, adds the IT technician who often consults with small business owners in London about being independent with their own servers. For instance, memory capacity has doubled to upwards of 4 terabytes for many bare-bones servers on the market today at reasonable costs. Also, a typical small server of this type can support up to 64 cluster nodes, and that's a heck of a lot compared to just a few years ago when small servers did not have that capability, the IT technician said.

Overall, the world of small and ultra-trim looking barebones servers has arrived in the U.K. for businesses that want high performance computing without the high cost.