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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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Data Centers White Papers (View All Report Types)
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The Essential CIO's Guide to Data Center Outsourcing
sponsored by Windsor Group
WHITE PAPER: Dive into this exclusive CIO's guide to discover how to transform your IT operations by way of data center outsourcing. Learn how you can gain better efficiency, service, and disaster preparedness, as well as see why a quantifiable impact analysis is the first critical step to your IT transformation.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 11 Apr 2016

Windsor Group

Turn Big Data into Big Business: The Secret to Improved IT Operations
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about end-to-end operational intelligence for business success. Access now to learn about proper tools, platforms and processes that facilitate informed IT decisions.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Splunk

Pervasive Security Enabled by Next Generation Monitoring Fabric
sponsored by Big Switch Networks
WHITE PAPER: As organizations become more reliant on their networks for critical functions, hackers are honing their focus on networks to increase the effectiveness of their attacks. Access this white paper to learn how to best protect your network.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 29 Dec 2015

Big Switch Networks

Brite-Box and Software-Defined Networking Are Driving Innovation and Data Center Network Savings
sponsored by Big Switch Networks
WHITE PAPER: Multivendor network architectures have become a key enterprise strategy for aligning functionality with business need and reducing costs by as much as fifty percent. Access this report from Gartner to see what they found out about software-defined networking.
Posted: 01 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Nov 2015

Big Switch Networks

The Enterprise Guide to Data Centers
sponsored by Comcast
WHITE PAPER: Industry-leading vendors and IT professionals weigh in on proven tactics to accommodate the expansion of your data center, and when you should consider outsourcing, in this e-book. Read on to hone in on 7 tactics to reduce your data center's power draw, and more.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 28 Mar 2016

Comcast

Designing the Next Generation Data Center
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces five architectural principles that businesses can use on their journey to the next-generation data center. Read on to lean about key market influences that are driving a fundamental IT transformation and the technological trends that support it.
Posted: 25 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Mar 2016

NetApp

Top Cloud Trends Shaking Up IT Best Practices
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a closer look at cloud adoption trends – give particular attention to the drivers for adoption and the specific use cases in which your peers have seen success. Plus, read on to learn about 13 tips to achieve cloud success, 5 tools to help cut cloud costs, and more.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 24 Mar 2016

VMware

Innovate with Hybrid Cloud Management
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: IT teams often find themselves too busy working on cloud and data center management and maintenance to focus on building projects that can drive the business forward. This white paper examines a hybrid cloud management platform that can help you focus less on infrastructure and more on innovation.
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

VMware

Key Use Cases for Intelligent IT Operations Management
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the key use cases of intelligent IT operations management and see how it can help you manage a growing IT infrastructure in regards to storage, cloud infrastructures, power, cooling, and more.
Posted: 22 Mar 2016 | Published: 22 Mar 2016

VMware, Inc.

Backup and Disaster Recovery Plans Get Cloudy
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will explore a host of modern approaches to backup and disaster recovery, and learn how to move elements of your environment to the cloud and manage your hybrid IT infrastructure. Read on to gain and maintain visibility of your entire backup and disaster recovery environment.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

Dimension Data

Smarter Service Management: A CIO's Perspective
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the modern CIO's top IT challenges, as well as how you can transform outdated IT service management (ITSM) practices to overcome them.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Matrix42

The Service Desk Dilemma
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can add more automation and flexibility to the service desk to make the IT team's work easier across system boundaries. Learn how this modern ITSM strategy can help you achieve faster incident resolution, full integration between systems, and more.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Matrix42

Legacy ITSM Systems Leave Businesses in the Lurch
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why legacy ITSM systems aren't able to meet today's challenges. Learn how obsolete service management systems are preventing you from being able to allocate more of the IT budget toward innovative projects, harness the talents of the millennial workforce, and more.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

ServiceNow

A Strategy for Superior IT Service Management
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief resource to learn about an IT service model that automates the flow of work, streamlining the delivery of services at record pace. Discover how you can consolidate resource data into a single system of record, quickly build business applications with pre-built services and templates, and much more.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

ServiceNow

How to Overcome The Top ITSM Challenges
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how you can overcome the top IT service challenges by leveraging an integrated ITSM strategy. Discover how this approach can enable easier management, happier customers, lower business risk, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Matrix42

Top 3 Cloud Trends to Watch in 2016
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper takes a closer look at the top 3 cloud computing trends to watch in 2016. Access now to see where the cloud market is headed, and learn how you can leverage these trends in your IT infrastructure.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

Dimension Data

How to Unleash the Full Potential of Linux with Docker Containers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to achieve the ultimate flexibility for business critical Linux applications with Docker containers. Read on to take advantage of enterprise-grade automation, orchestration, management, visibility, and control capabilities for the application development and deployment process.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

IBM

Confronting the Hybrid Cloud Challenge
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how you can overcome hybrid cloud management challenges by using a centralized platform. Uncover how this tool can help you automate the delivery of infrastructure and app services, align IT spending with business priorities, and more.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

VMware

Driving Next Generation Application Development on Scalable Infrastructures
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource debunks 3 common myths about open source software and application servers. Read on to learn how a fully open source-driven environment can simplify the creation and deployment of next generation applications.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

IBM

Choose Your IaaS Platform Wisely for Hybrid Cloud Success
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Explore the importance of picking the right Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform for gaining true cloud agility, avoiding vendor lock-in, and delivering business value. Learn why hybrid cloud success depends on it.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

VMware

Maximizing Availability With Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by HPE and Veeam
WHITE PAPER: Discover the various ways in which hyper-converged infrastructures will improve your storage availability and examine the key features to look for in a hyper-converged solution. See how the right solution can enable your enterprise to create app-consistent backups, increase backup capacity, enhance availability, and more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 11 Apr 2016

HPE and Veeam

Insights Guide: New Cloud Economics for The Digital Agenda
sponsored by Adapt Services
WHITE PAPER: 75% of UK businesses do not feel that their cloud provider understands their business. As the cloud market matures, shortcomings have become apparent in the way cloud is delivered. Explore why changing the way cloud is procured, consumed, and managed can overcome these challenges.
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Published: 04 Apr 2016

Adapt Services

Accelerating Speed to Market & Creating Trust in the Cloud
sponsored by Adapt Services
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of cloud adoption strategies, using the financial services sector as an example. Uncover market statistics and perspectives from cloud users.
Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

Adapt Services

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
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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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