Centralizing Microsoft Servers Hurts Performance

Sevcik, Peter
May 2006
Business Communications Review;May2006, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p8
Trade Publication
The article discusses the impact of centralizing Microsoft servers to network applications. Economic and regulatory forces are motivating servers from distributed locations to central servers to be shared by farflung users. However, for all the attendant business services, server centralization has one big problem; it hurts the performance of networked applications. Among applications most likely to suffer from server centralization are Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, which use Microsoft's Common Internet File System file sharing protocol, and Outlook, which uses Microsoft's Messaging Application Programming Interface email protocol.


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