Server platforms include all the hardware and software used to manage the network. Think of them as the brain and heart of a network. Whether you’re hosting the servers yourself or using a data center, you’ll use a family of servers which creates the platform.
It’s important to note that the term “servers” may not refer to multiple physical machines but can also refer to virtual machines. For instance, a single server may include multiple virtual servers with different purposes, such as applications, file storage and email.