What is tower server?
A tower server is a computer that is set up in an upright cabinet that stands alone and is designed as a server. The chassis is known as a tower, and multiple tower servers can work at the same time for different tasks and processes. Tower servers are popular for their scalability and reliability features, as an unlimited number of servers can be added to the existing network due to the independence of the individual tower servers.
Tower servers support most of the basic applications such as systems administration, file management, print collaboration, ER applications, distribution, and system security.
There are certain advantages to using tower servers. A tower server is rugged and simple in nature. Since the overall component density is low, it is easier to cool tower servers. This prevents possible damage, overheating or downtime. The scale factor is high with tower servers and it is much easier to add servers to a simple network, resulting in adaptable integration. Again, the maintenance factor is lower compared to other designs. Tower servers allow easy identification both on the network and physically, as the data is usually stored in a single tower and not across different devices.
Tower server cabling can be complicated, and multiple tower servers in a single location can be noisy due to the fact that each tower may need its own fan. A single monitor, mouse, or keyboard is required for each tower server, or a KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) switch must be available to manage devices with only one device. Tower servers could also be more voluminous compared to blade servers or rack servers.