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An introduction to Mac OS X Server

Mac OS X server is combination of Power and Style. It derives power from its strong UNIX base and the style comes from well known Apple GUI. This combination makes Mac OS X Server one of the robust server available in present time.

Mac OS X Server is built on a fully compliant UNIX foundation. This battle-tested core provides the stability, performance, and security that organizations require. And full UNIX conformance ensures compatibility with existing server and application software. Mac OS X Server is the ideal platform for deploying groundbreaking enterprise applications and services.

The kernel in Mac OS X Server provides superior thread management and affinity algorithms for efficient handling of multithreaded applications on the latest generation of Intel multicore processors. It also provides precise control of real-time processing requirements, allowing a user-level thread — even an unprivileged one — to precisely specify its requirements for time-sensitive operations. Mac OS X Server implements the complete POSIX threading model (from the POSIX 1003.1c standard), ensuring that each thread can be scheduled independently for maximum efficiency.


Simple administration


iCal Server 2


Address Book Server


Podcast Producer 2


Wiki Server 2


Mobile Access Server


iChat Server


File sharing


Mail services


Web hosting


Spotlight Server


Client management

 
“Service and Support”

When your operation hinges on network availability, you can’t afford server downtime. To ensure rapid issue resolution for your server deployments, Apple offers a comprehensive range of technical support plans and products to keep your organization up to date.”

AppleCare

3 Comments:

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Anonymous said...

How long ago did you pass the Apple Server Support Essentials? I am taking it in two weeks. Any tips or specific items to be aware of that you would recommend beyond "studying".
Thanks.

Daniel Sellers said...

How long ago did you pass the Apple Server Support Essentials? I am taking it in two weeks. Any tips or specific items to be aware of that you would recommend beyond "studying".
Thanks.

* I wrote the same comment again because I wanted to include my name.