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Data centers can house thousands of servers, often in very dense network farms. They support the growing cloud adoption as enterprises continue offloading on-site IT towards third-party off-site IT. Cloud computing enables more flexible and dynamic storage and processing, which lowers the cost of IT infrastructure for the end user, while providing additional services. Servers in data centers feature robust and fast data transfer, high processing capabilities, and optimal power efficiency. We can group data centers into the following key categories: general compute servers, AI accelerated compute servers, storage servers, and network servers. As the names imply, each category of server is built to optimize the server for the workload or application. Generally, the type of server used in a data center depends on the specific needs of the organization.

General compute servers

General compute servers are designed to handle a wide range of computing tasks, typically involving general-purpose computing, such as running applications, processing data, and performing calculations. The main functions or services processed by a g
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Key challenges

Ensuring that a server has sufficient processing power, memory, storage, network bandwidth, cooling, and security is essential for maintaining optimal performance.

Our products and solutions

ST offers extensive product coverage of server needs for data centers, ranging from advanced power management solutions, including power-conversion ICs for 48 and 12 V power architectures, to microcontrollers, environmental sensors, protection devices, and other key components, such as analog functions and secure solutions.