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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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Solving the Complexity Challenge Inherent in the Traditional Data Center
sponsored by Stratoscale
WHITE PAPER: Data centers are far from ideal with IT staff forced to use "make-it-work" solutions which, long-term make a higher maintenance, less reliable structure. Learn about the challenges with traditional data center designs and discover how hyperconvergence can help you solve these challenges with a single, easy-to deploy tool.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 13 Jun 2016

Stratoscale

The Hyperconvergence Evolution: A Stepping-Stone to the Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by Pivot3
WHITE PAPER: Are you ready for a widespread hardware refresh? Discover in this paper why not all hyperconverged platforms are created equal—and seek out an HCI that dynamically supports the specific requirements of your mixed-workload environments and the software-defined data center.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

Pivot3

Regaining Control Over Self-Service Provisioning
sponsored by Embotics
WHITE PAPER: If left unchecked, self-service provisioning environments can quickly become costly and difficult to manage. Download this white paper to discover the economics of self-service provisioning, and discover the steps it takes to regain control of your virtual environments.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

Embotics

Three Key Considerations in Securing the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The deployment of proven technologies to protect private or hybrid cloud environment and/or a software-defined data center (SDDC) is vital. Discover three critical steps that enterprises can adopt and adhere to ensure both data and the data center are protected from both internal/external threats.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

McAfee, Inc.

The Benefits of a More Efficient Hyperconverged Architecture
sponsored by Pivot3
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this resource a comparison of HCI appliances purpose-built for storage-centric business workload environments, based on criteria including VDI density, storage efficiency, and cost savings.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 08 Jun 2016

Pivot3

Data Center Applications Standards Reference Guide: Networking and Storage
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: In this technical white paper, discover a detailed overview of the most prevalent networking and storage applications in today's modern data centers. Additionally, read on to get instruction on computer clustering, SAN and server cabling, data security, and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

CommScope

The Connected and Efficient Data Center
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how today's connected and efficient data centers must drive efficiency across all of their physical resources – including space, network connectivity, and IT assets – to unlock the true value of their data center infrastructure and explore new ways of managing this holistic data center model.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

CommScope

Where Network Virtualization Fits Into Data Center Initiatives
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Network virtualization is what is going to enable you to keep up with the constant advances in technology without having to sweat over too many details. See how it fits into your existing physical network, your plans for software-defined data center and much more.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

VMware

The Zero Trust Data Center in Action
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Micro-segmentation is the key to securing your data center from the inside out. Read on to learn more about how micro-segmentation works, how to incorporate it, the role network virtualization plays and the benefits it brings.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 27 Apr 2016

VMware

High-desity Server Cooling: 10 Tips
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: You will discover 10 approaches in this white paper for increasing cooling efficiency, cooling capacity, and power density in existing data centers with low average power densities. Access now to learn how to cope with peak demands without major reconstruction, and more.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 03 May 2016

Schneider Electric

5 Data Quality Problems in Every CMDB
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Explore why clean data is essential for your configuration management database (CMDB). Uncover the top 5 data quality problems in every CMDB and how you can address these challenges.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

BDNA

Build a Reliable, Accurate CMDB by Addressing Data Quality
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top data quality issues derailing your configuration management database (CMDB) initiatives. Learn how you can build and maintain an accurate, reliable CMDB by taking the steps to address poor data quality.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

BDNA

How to Bring a Common Language to Your IT Systems
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides best practices for managing your IT assets. Learn how normalizing data, enriching data, and categorizing assets can help take the pain out of IT system management.
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 | Published: 28 Apr 2016

BDNA

3 Ways to Cut the Cost and Pain of a Software Audit
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the top challenges IT professionals face when preparing for a vendor audit, as well as offering suggested solutions to cut the cost and pain of a software audit. Download now to access expert tips on how to prepare for your vendor audit.
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 | Published: 28 Apr 2016

BDNA

Canon U.S.A. Fully Automates VMOTION and Storage VMOTION with VMTurbo
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: Resource allocation is the key to succeeding in virtualized environments. Read this brief case study to learn how one company was able to implement a solution that automatically made intelligent adjustments, allowing them to expand their virtual footprint and control over a complex virtual environment.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Turbonomic

Using VMTurbo to Boost Performance
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: Maxinmized performance is vital to the success of a hosted virtual application, but this isn't exactly an easy task. Read on to discover how a demand-driven control platform improved its users' application performance. Learn how to increase operations per minute and lower your latency average.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 08 Jun 2016

Turbonomic

New Clouds, Same Challenges: Public Cloud Guide
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: No matter what public cloud or combination of clouds you select, your teams will have to make numerous, complicated, and on-going decisions in order to guarantee performance, minimize costs, and drive agility. Learn key considerations for meeting those 3 core goals.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Turbonomic

VMTurbo Applies Market-Based Modeling to Workload Performance Management Challenges
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: Cloud management is the key to meeting dynamic workload performance demands. Read on to learn about the top cloud management tools that are being implemented across the United States, and gain insight into one company's approach.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

Turbonomic

Survey Report: The State of Multi-Cloud Architecture
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: Take a look into the state of multi-cloud architecture to establish a baseline understanding of the present and anticipated adoption of various cloud models. Uncover insights on cloud strategies from IT decision makers.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

Turbonomic

Best Practices for Monitoring While Migrating to AWS
sponsored by LogicMonitor
WHITE PAPER: Explore best practices for monitoring while migrating to AWS – including what features to look for when choosing the right monitoring tools and steps to help you can prepare for cloud migrations.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 20 May 2016

LogicMonitor

Rethink Branch IT: Orchestrating a Successful Strategy for the Ideal Branch Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: One increasingly popular approach to mitigating branch IT challenges is moving to a branch converged infrastructure. Explore ways this infrastructure can extend full power, resiliency, and efficiency to your remote locations.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 19 May 2016

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Are You Ready for Converged IT?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how advances in converged infrastructure now allow businesses to pick and choose convergence options to ultimately give way to IT improvements on your terms.
Posted: 27 Apr 2016 | Published: 27 Apr 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Converged Solutions Tailored for Your Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic highlights some of the greatest benefits that can be achieved through a tailored deployment of converged IT infrastructure. View now to learn more.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Future Proof your Data Storage with the Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights one hybrid cloud platform with customizable end-to-end data center and cloud storage solutions. Read on and discover how this solution can provide your enterprise with secure storage for your mission-critical data and simplified backup and archiving.
Posted: 13 Apr 2016 | Published: 13 Apr 2016

Equinix

Hyperconvergence Drives Operational Efficiency and Customers are Benefitting
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: Review important market trends that have driven a dramatic increase of real-world converged and hyperconverged infrastructure deployments and get an in-depth look at what customers are seeing from a hyper-converged approach including budget savings, production workload capacity, and more.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 12 Apr 2016

SimpliVity
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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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