Both new servers that you are going to order and activated dedicated servers can be wired into a LAN using a switch or patch cord.
What is a LAN, a private switch and a patch-cord?
A LAN is a group of dedicated servers connected with a communication channel to transport data between servers within the network. Dedicated servers are connected with high-speed network adapters, while local networks use high-speed digital communication lines. You can add new servers to the network or disconnect them without affecting the network performance.
A private switch is a device that connects several dedicated servers, incorporating them into a LAN to provide high-speed communication.
The patch cord is used to connect two devices or servers.
Why wire dedicated servers into a LAN?
- To exchange data between dedicated servers: you can have access to any file from any server within the local network. If necessary, you can differentiate access rights for different user groups.
- Software installed on one server can run on another one.
- Many software solutions can work on dedicated servers and within a LAN, e.g. warehouse, accounting, legal software, etc. These software programs mostly use databases that can be updated from any server within the network.
- It is possible to wire dedicated servers with different plans into a LAN.
Can I connect any server to a LAN?
Some Data Centers do not support this. If necessary, please submit a ticket to the support department. Our specialists will study your case and the possibility of wiring servers into a LAN.