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Question 16 :

What are called Fat clients and Fat servers?

Answer :

If the bulk of the application runs on the Client side, then it is Fat clients. It is used for decision support and personal software.
If the bulk of the application runs on the Server side, then it is Fat servers. It tries to minimize network interchanges by creating more abstract levels of services.

Question 17 :

What is meant by Horizontal scaling and Vertical scaling?

Answer :

Horizontal scaling means adding or removing client workstations with only a slight performance impact. Vertical scaling means migrating to a larger and faster server machine or multi-servers.

Question 18 :

What is Groupware server?

Answer :

Groupware addresses the management of semi-structured information such as text, image, mail, bulletin boards and the flow of work. These Client/Server systems have people in direct contact with other people.

Question 19 :

What are the two broad classes of middleware?

Answer :

General middleware
Service-specific middleware.

Question 20 :

What are the types of Servers?

Answer :

File servers
Database servers Transaction servers Groupware servers Object servers Web servers.
What is a File server?
File servers are useful for sharing files across a network. With a file server, the client passes requests for file records over network to file server.