Windows Server vs Desktop OS for Running a Server
August 22, 2014 11:21 AM Subscribe
I have to justify the extra cost of Windows Server over the desktop version and I'm having trouble finding what the advantages of Windows Server are. Can a server computer, being used as a server use a desktop OS? Is it advisable to do so?
posted by exolstice to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
The OS would be installed on a server computer (RAID, multiple network cards, etc.). This server will be used for an industrial safety monitoring system (i.e. it needs to be on 24/7 except during maintenance). It will be sending out data to anywhere from 1-10 client computers and be receiving large amounts of data every second from an outside source. It will also be doing real-time calculations on the data.