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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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The Great Cloud Guidebook
sponsored by GFI
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is evolving quickly, and it's clear that we've beyond the hype stage. So what's changing?Access this white paper to learn from 10 tech influencers for their views and insights into the evolving state of cloud computing.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

GFI

Chapter 3: Patching Security Holes In Private Clouds
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Without the right safeguards in place, private clouds can be nearly as risky as public clouds. Protecting your system's vulnerabilities and data requires a new approach. Access this expert resource to learn how you can securely operate a private cloud infrastructure.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

CDW Corporation

EMC Hybrid Cloud 2.5 with VMWare: Data Protection Continuous Availability Solution Guide
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This solution guide provides an introduction to data protection through continuous availability. It also discusses EMC's Hybrid Cloud solution, which empowers IT organizations to accelerate implementation and adoption of the hybrid cloud while still enabling customer choice for the compute and networking infrastructure within the data center.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

EMC & Arrow

New Trends in Cloud Service Delivery
sponsored by Allot Communications Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about the current state of cloud service delivery. You'll learn how Quality of Service management is becoming more popular as mission-critical applications and services move to the cloud and get insight into the future of the enterprise cloud services trend.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014


Low-Code Application Solutions for High-Turn Delivery
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores a fast, no-code platform for building business applications that's perfect for organizations and projects of all sizes. Read on to learn how you can leverage software built to cut down application development time, improve collaboration between workers of all skill levels, and more.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

K2

Scale-Out Data Lake Built on EMC Isilon - Simple, Scalable, Efficient, and Secure
sponsored by EMC Isilon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why enterprise data growth is best addressed by a data lake, which consolidates storage into one single, central repository of persistent data, and describes the advantages of building a data lake based on EMC Isilon.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

EMC Isilon

Achieving Control Over Data Center Implementations and Operations
sponsored by Avocent
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how certain data center management solutions can provide both access control and holistic monitoring services to ensure reliable, secure, and cost effective data center implementations.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2010

Avocent

EMC Hybrid Cloud Solution
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The right mix of public and private cloud resources are required to support business initiatives, but a lack of visibility and interoperability make it difficult for Enterprise IT to effectively do so. IT needs to deliver the required infrastructure and application support quickly and easily to the business – or risk losing relevancy.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

EMC Corporation

Modern Infrastructure: The Trouble With Private Cloud
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert resource to explore the current and future states of private cloud. You'll also get insight into, the role of big data in the modern data center, how you can keep up with management for all of the endpoints in your organization, the reality of the search for a unified cloud approach, and more.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

CDW Corporation

Data Protection for EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the data protection considerations that enterprises currently face and introduces EMC's innovative data protection technologies for VSPEX Proven Infrastructures.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 27 Nov 2013

EMC & Arrow

How to detect and isolate memory errors
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the basic concepts of Dell Reliable Memory Technology (RMT) and looks at some of the root causes of memory errors and how RMT helps to remediate and obviate memory errors.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Dell, Inc.

Allot CloudTrends Report: How CSPs are Leveraging the Opportunity of Cloud Computing
sponsored by Allot Communications Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this informative Allot CloudTrends Report, learn about the development of IaaS and SaaS services offered by CSPs to their SMB and enterprise customers. Dive in to discover why QoS becomes important with cloud services, the importance of QoS management for business-critical apps, and much more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014


How Data Storage Can Give An Efficiency Boost To Business
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This white paper proposes that data storage is a good place to establish a "cloud first" mindset, and explores 6 ways in which cloud data storage can reduce spending and reduce IT costs.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Peak 10

Presentation Transcript: Forrester on Cloud Adoption: Hosting Senistive Data in the Cloud
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This transcript examines how the top providers in the coming years will be transparent in sharing their security, client's policies and procedures. For instance, a provider needs to be willing to sign a BAA that is a Business Associate Agreement if operating in the healthcare sector.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Forrester on Cloud Adoption: Multi-Cloud Management Challenges
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This presentation transcript introduces advanced Cloud Management Solutions that are built to provide unified and centralized management which can help lower PCO through centralized tracking and monitoring of usage spent and to help mitigate the risk of security breaches and noncompliance.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Forrester on Cloud Adoption: Multi-Cloud Strategies
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The cloud market is still in its early stages. There are a multitude of vendors and providers out there with niche cloud offerings. This presentation transcript explores the various technologies that lead to multi-cloud strategies.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

IBM Active Cloud Engine - Effective Data-Caching Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This technical paper introduces IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage and IBM Storwize 7000 Unified systems Active Cloud feature, and outlines the best practices for caching for caching the golden images and sharing home directories across multi-site extended global data centers.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Creating A Foundation for Next-Gen Datacenter Security
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an ADC that is best suited for building enterprise cloud networks.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Citrix

Networking Leaders Are Embracing Active-Active ADC Clustering
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an ADC solution that is the first appliance to support active-active clustering, and is resonating among IT executives.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Citrix

Build the Business Case: Object Storage for Backup, Archiving and Recovery
sponsored by SwiftStack
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains why you should consider object storage for backup, archiving, and recovery.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

SwiftStack

Take Control Over Your Application Performance
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a solution that can help you overcome 9 key datacenter and cloud architecture challenges.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Citrix

Better Storage Management for Data Growth
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to find out how to meet the data challenge with software-defined storage. VMware Virtual SAN is a new storage technology that makes managing enterprise data easier. Get a closer look at its core features.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Intel Corporation

The 451 Group: What keeps the enterprise collaboration sector up at night? It's Citrix.
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a comprehensive package of tools from Citrix that combines elements of mobility, virtualization, file sharing, and collaboration. Read on to find out how this approach stands apart from the competition by delivering collaboration capabilities for real-world requirements.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

Citrix

Get the Most from your EMM deployment
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the most complete enterprise mobility management solution available to enable mobile workforce productivity and collaboration. Read on to learn how this approach provides full data security, control for IT, and a consumer-like experience designed with users in mind.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Citrix

Evaluate Several ADC solutions To Find the Best Fit For a Data Center
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the performance of several NetScaler models compared to other ADC solutions.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

Citrix
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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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