The strong growth of mobile device usage, such as smart phones and tablet computers motivates the creation of anew class of servers, micro servers. In the same way, rack servers used PC processors, and blade servers used notebook processors when those computer classes became widespread, microserversuse the devices that are employed for mobile devices and their infrastructure. Micro servers need a larger network compared to previous servers, though most of it is hidden within one box. Furthermore, a larger amount of system health data is created and needs to be handled. Since the components for microserversare made for compact devices, micro servers can be built with ahigh density. The density can in turn result in lower cost and lower power consumption by saving board-to-board wiring and physical interface chips. © 2013 IEEE.