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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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Data Centers White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Explore the 3 Stages to Successful Cloud Migrations
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the essential 3 stages to prepare your enterprise for a successful cloud migration. Access now and you'll get answers to top questions on business and infrastructure goals that will ensure all requirements are met during the migration.
Posted: 10 Mar 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2015

Dimension Data

New RHEL 7.1 Features Ease Business and IT Adoption
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will explore a number of updated features and performance improvements in RHEL 7 overall and in the latest 7.1 release. Read on to also discover the benefits of the Linux kernel upgrade from the previous version and how it makes new management and ease-of-use capabilities possible.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Global Knowledge

Quantitative Analysis of a Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will quantify the capital cost differences between prefabricated vs. traditional data centers, as well as learn why prefabrication does not come at a capex premium. Access this paper to discover the impact of rack density for both designs, and discover a side-by-side architecture comparison between prefab and "stick built".
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Schneider Electric

A Survey of IBM Power Systems Initiatives in Large-Scale Computing
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The amount of data being produced does not seem to show any sign of slowing. This white paper examines how IBM's initiatives like Linux, Cloud Manager with OpenStack and the OpenPower Foundation IBM are meeting this challenge.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

Global Knowledge

How (and How Often) Should Utilization Rates be Measured?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Running a lean and efficient system saves time and money, reduces the potential for service bottlenecks and ensures satisfied users. Learn how to attain this efficiency with tools that consistently measure utilization.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 04 Mar 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Outsmarting the Weather: Met Office Redefines Forecasting
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic describes the mainframe that allowed the Met Office to rapidly generate reports from hundreds of thousands of weather observations, enabling them to empower industries like aviation to use wind to their advantage, provide critical early warnings to help cities prepare for natural disasters, and more.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

IBM

Five must haves for Software-defined storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the five must-haves for software-defined storage systems.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Transform Backup to Transform Your Business
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This detailed white paper highlights a backup and recovery software that protects a variety of platforms, applications, and infrastructures. Discover how this software can integrate with your infrastructure to provide your enterprise with reliable, consistent data protection and keep your storage secure.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Veritas

Why the Cloud Levels the Playing Field for SMBs
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
WHITE PAPER: For many SMBs, the thought of cloud adoption leaves a sour taste but a recent global survey showed that cloud give businesses a competitive advantage and its strategic importance will double in the next 3 years. Check out this white paper to see how it levels the SMB playing field and 5 factors that set it apart from traditional data centers.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016

Solarwinds MSP

Rethinking Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how storage and data management are being transformed by a hybrid cloud storage architecture that can improve the management and efficiency of an organization. Read on to see how hybrid cloud can expand the role of your traditional storage management functions and allow them to be used for backup and off-site archiving.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 08 Jan 2016

Microsoft

Imagining the Possibilities with Hybrid Cloud Storage
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a look into the state of hybrid cloud storage technology today and projects how it might develop in the future. Read on to learn about data portability in the cloud, recovery in the cloud, big data and discovery in the cloud, and more.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 08 Jan 2016

Microsoft

Riverbed Hyper-converged Edge
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at the architecture of traditional HCIs and how organizations are turning to stateless, rather than stateful, hyper-converged architectures to overcome common remote office dilemmas.
Posted: 17 Dec 2015 | Published: 17 Dec 2015

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Explore Big Data With Cisco UCS
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful resource learn about a product that provides the extreme scalability your business needs to quickly mine a large amount of data and turn it into actionable intelligence for strategic advantage.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Solution for SAP HANA on Cisco UCS with EMC Storage
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this resource learn how The Cisco Solution for SAP HANA Scale-Out with the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and EMC storage makes it easier for companies to harness information and make better business decisions that let them stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco for SAP HANA Scale-Out Solution on Cisco UCS with NetApp Storage
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Organizations in every industry are generating and using more data than ever before: from customer transactions and supplier delivery considerations to real-time user consumption statistics. Without scalable infrastructure that can store, process and analyze big data sets in real time, companies are unable to use this information to best advantage.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

A Simple Path To Private Cloud
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines 5 tips for a pain-free path to private cloud with minimal cost and complexity.
Posted: 11 Dec 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

Dimension Data

Data centers that deliver
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how integrated systems can provide organizations with the means to optimize their IT environments, freeing up time to focus on revenue opportunities and better connect with customers.
Posted: 11 Dec 2015 | Published: 11 Dec 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Harness the Power of a Data Center That Adapts to People, Processes, Technology, and Data
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a system designed to integrate compute, storage, networking, and virtualization resources to provide the foundation for management automation and orchestration of physical and virtual systems. You'll discover how a unified computing system can optimize your data center.
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Building a Datacenter Infrastructure to Support Your Big Data Plans
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the growing importance of big data and how you can make big data an integral part of your data center. Read on to learn strategies and best practices for bringing big data into your data center infrastructure.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Why Choice and Control are Critical to Cloud Success
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why choice and control are critical elements of a successful cloud strategy. Read on to learn top considerations for enabling the benefits of the cloud in a way that suits your enterprise's unique requirements and goals.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM

Leveraging the Cloud for Big Data Workloads
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can leverage the cloud to support your big data workloads with the right scalability, on-demand access, and more. Read on and you'll discover considerations on which type of cloud is right for your mission-critical data and analytics workloads.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Bare Metal Cloud: The Pros and Cons of a Non-Virtualized Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report examines the concept of the bare metal cloud from both the provider and customer perspective. Read on to learn pros and cons of this emerging cloud solution.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

IBM

Choosing a Road to Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a use case approach to adopting the hybrid cloud that can help address your business needs and then plan next steps. Access now and get a use case demonstration, 3 case studies, best practices, and more.
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2015

Dell EMC and Microsoft

Case Study: PaaS Drives Search Site Success
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how a search site enabled their IT team to focus fully on building websites and apps by adopting a Platform as a Service (PaaS) strategy. Read on to discover their story and the other benefits they received, including photo optimization, faster search engine speed, and more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Microsoft

Transform into a Mobile Enterprise with Cloud Computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how and why the mobile enterprise works. Discover how to make your enterprise a mobile one with cloud technologies.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

IBM
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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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