A server is a computer program or device that provides a service to another computer program and its user, also known as the client. In a data center, the physical computer that a server program runs on is also frequently referred to as a server. That machine might be a dedicated server or it might be used for other purposes.
In the client/server programming model, a server program awaits and fulfills requests from client programs, which might be running in the same or other computers. A given application in a computer might function as a client with requests for services from other programs and as a server of requests from other programs.
In computing, a server is a piece of computer hardware or software (computer program) that provides functionality for other programs or devices, called "clients"?. A storage server is a type of server that is used to store, access, secure and manage digital data, files and services. It is a purpose built server used for storing and accessing small to large amount of data over a shared network or through the Internet. A storage server may also be called a file server.
Storage servers are also known as File servers. The primary intention of such servers is storage of computer files like photographs, wave files, movies and so on. between computers connected to a common network. A file server does not perform computational tasks or run programs for the client. The server is designed round the client-server scheme, where the clients are the workstation using the storage.