ABM Workgroup Server

The system boots the Linux OS and allows you to configure the IP address, default gateway and other initial settings. The unit's network resources are managed via a Web-based interface that is run from a client PC. Services such as user accounts, setting up a Web server, mail server and file sharing are handled via a browser interface. Then, connect to the server from the client PC and map the drives and devices as required.

It is quite difficult to get inside the unit to see its internals, which adds to the challenge should you want to upgrade any of the components. As the unit is positioned as a set-and-forget solution, this is reasonable, but technology never stands still.

The ABM server supports backup to a remote FTP server but does not come with a tape drive, CD-RW drive or other high-capacity removable storage device to allow a direct backup or restore solution. The unit came with a CD that allows the owner to boot from it and automatically reformat and mount the hard drive as well as installing the Linux OS, should disaster strike. But this does not safeguard any data you might already have on the unit if such a failure happens.

Microbits has attempted to reduce the management cost of a small business by streamlining the setup of the box so that it can be plugged in, set up and forgotten. The ABM server seems to have met this challenge well.

ABM Workgroup Server

Price: $1991

Supplier: Microbits

Phone: 1800 991 155

URL: www.microbits.com.au

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