Role in Collaboration: Servers play a central role in collaboration solutions by hosting applications, databases, and services that enable communication, document sharing, and other collaborative activities.

  • Examples: Email servers, collaborative software servers, and project management servers are common in collaboration environments.


Storage systems are essential for storing the data generated and used in collaborative activities. This can include documents, images, videos, and other files.

  • Examples: Storage systems can be in the form of direct-attached storage (DAS) or network-attached storage (NAS) devices, and they store the data that users access and modify during collaboration.


SAN(Storage Area Network) is a high-speed network that connects storage devices to servers, providing fast and reliable access to shared storage resources. It allows multiple servers to access the same storage devices simultaneously.

  • SANs are commonly used to provide centralized and shared storage for collaboration solutions, ensuring that multiple users can access and collaborate on the same data efficiently.

NAS(Network Attached Storage) is a storage system that is directly connected to the network, allowing multiple users and devices to access shared files and data. It simplifies file sharing and provides a centralized storage location.

  • NAS devices are often used for shared document repositories, making it easy for users to collaborate on documents stored in a centralized location accessible over the network.


VDI stands for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. It's a technology that virtualizes the desktop computing environment and provides users with access to their desktops hosted on remote servers. Instead of having a physical desktop computer at their desk, users interact with a virtualized desktop environment that is running on a centralized server or data center.