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ALSO CALLED: Computer Rooms, Datacentres, Datacenters, Computer Centers, Internet Data Centers, Data Centres
DEFINITION: A data center (sometimes spelled datacenter) is a centralized repository, either physical or virtual, for the storage, management, and dissemination of data and information organized around a particular body of knowledge or pertaining to a particular business. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), for example, is a public data center that maintains the world's largest archive of weather information.  … 
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Modernizing and Optimizing the Data Center
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: A hyperconverged infrastructure simplifies IT needs and provides the flexibility to adapt to an organization's needs. You save money up front as a hyperconverged infrastructure uses the pay-as-you-go method.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

SimpliVity

Assessing Trends In the Collaboration Services Market
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth survey of 631 senior IT decision-makers to get an evaluation of the global collaboration services market. Read on to learn how cloud computing will affect collaboration services adoption and how collaboration services can accelerate your business results.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Cisco & Fujitsu

Executive Brief: Putting Big Data to Work in the Cloud - 5 Key Success Factors
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores five key factors for running Big Data in the cloud.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Enterprise Cloud Provider Checklist
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive checklist explores what you should look for in an enterprise-class cloud provider.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Getting Real about Performance in the Cloud
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores how to ensure that your cloud performance is up to your needs.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Time for a New Coloracation Provider? 5 Ways to Know for Sure
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Your data center colocation choices are of the utmost importance. The wrong choice can put you at risk of downtime, exceeding capacity, unsuccessful disaster recovery, or regulatory noncompliance. Access this resource to learn the 5 ways to know if it's time to search for a new colocation provider.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Iron Mountain

Cisco UCS and Intel Xeon Processors: 100 World-Record Performance Results
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR
WHITE PAPER: If you are looking to get the optimal performance out of your data center processers than you should look no further than Cisco's architecture offerings, which have set performance with their first-to-market results.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR

ATC Test Labs - Multi-Vendor Showcase Designed to Simplify the Complex
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This multi-vendor showcase is designed to offload expensive and time-consuming internal test processes and assist in solution development. Read on to find out more about flash storage use cases and benefits.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

NetApp

Making the Right Flash Memory Storage Array Buying Decision: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights a next-gen, all-flash storage array architecture that delivers the performance that flash has to offer and facilitates the non-disruptive introduction of real-time, inline deduplication into production environments as well other necessary storage management technologies to optimize available flash capacity.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

OpenStack: The Platform of Choice for Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This infographic is the outcome of an IDG Connect survey of 200 US enterprise decision makers that includes adoption plans for OpenStack, the platform of choice for private cloud development and deployment.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014

Red Hat

SDN and NFV in the Modern Data Center
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a guide to understanding the impact and benefits of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization.  Read on to learn more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Brocade

Maintain Less. Create More.
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn how Red Hat can help you lower operating costs by up to 34%.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Cloud Migration: A Security Architect Case Study
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This use case describes CenturyLink's partnership with a global shipping and logistics firm looking to adopt cloud technologies to lower IT support costs and refocus its resources.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Managing Virtualization Everywhere
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how a leading product employs hardware and management systems that keep virtualization the primary focus. Learn how this product provides a central point of management while keeping in mind virtualization.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Practitioner’s Guide to the VMware vCloud Suite: Top Five Questions
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper to learn about a comprehensive set of cloud computing products allowing businesses and service providers to provide IT as a service.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

High-Performance Computing: Speeding up the decision making process for businesses
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how businesses are increasingly utilizing high performance computing. Learn about analyzing terabyte and petabyte databases and how it speeds up the decision making process, while not having an increasing price tag.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Partly Cloudy with a chance to fill up disk space
sponsored by CloudPhysics
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to find out about a cloud storage analytics solution that can help your organization be more efficient, effective, and proactive in storage capacity management.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

CloudPhysics

Strategically Source Your Next Data Centre
sponsored by Digital Realty
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the key research findings of a survey about the motivations and priorities of data center investment. Learn about the best ways to strategically source your IT infrastructure and how to make the right decisions for your organization about data center investment.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Digital Realty

SoftLayer Gaming Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers how the video game industry can turn to infrastructure that will allow them to meet the demands of their users.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

IBM

Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX End User Computing for 2,000 VMware View 5.1.2 Users
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document reports the results of a study evaluating the scalability of VMware View 5.1 environment on Cisco UCS B-Series B200 M3 Blade Servers running VMware ESXi 5.1 hypervisor software connected to an EMC VNX 5500 Storage Array.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Stop the Finger-Pointing: Managing Tier 1 Applications with VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will show you how to take a new approach the operations management that will help IT identify the source of problems and end the constant finger pointing.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Oct 2012

VMware, Inc.

Oak Hill School District Revamps IT Capabilities with VDI
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how the Oak Hills Local School District in Hamilton, Ohio was able to leverage desktop virtualization to replace aging endpoints with thin clients and enable anytime, anywhere computing while significantly lowering data center management costs.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers a top cloud infrastructure offering to solve your problems.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2013

Red Hat

Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores the virtualization of tier-1 applications and explains why now is the time to do it.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

VMware, Inc.

Information Technology’s Relevance Is Being Questioned: Can You Adequately Respond to the Growth and Innovation Your Business Demands?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how a standardized enterprise platform like Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help provide the stability and reliability you need in your IT infrastructure to optimize data center management and increase operational efficiencies.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Red Hat
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DATA CENTERS DEFINITION (continued): … A data center (sometimes spelled datacenter) is a centralized repository, either physical or virtual, for the storage, management, and dissemination of data and information organized around a particular body of knowledge or pertaining to a particular business. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), for example, is a public data center that maintains the world's largest archive of weather information. A private data center may exist within an organization's facilities or may be maintained as a specialized facility. According to Carrie Higbie, of Global Network Applications, every organization has a data center, although it might be referred to as a server room or even a computer closet. In that sense, data center may be synonymous with network operations center (NOC), a restricted access area containing automated systems that constantly monitor server activity, Web traffic, and network performance.
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