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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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Storage Solutions for Data Center Virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how solid state drives are meeting the challenge of storage in virtualized environments.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Top Applications for SSDs in Financial Services
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how solid state storage technology is helping to handle the processing of big data and create an efficient storage system. Discover four real-world examples that illustrate how solid state storage technology solves key customer challenges across the financial industry.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Overcome Your Data Center Storage Challenges
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a software and hardware solutions that balance reliability, availability, and data protection of storage in the data center to suit end-users unique needs. Find out how these solutions work efficiently and seamlessly with your existing infrastructure to help maximize you IT investments.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

10 Practical Tips for Cloud Optimization
sponsored by Cloudyn
WHITE PAPER: Modern IT organizations are made up of multiple components that each needs its own type of cost control. When it comes to cost optimization within the cloud, you must choose an instance best suited for your business' needs. Access this white paper for 10 practical tips for cloud optimization.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2015

Cloudyn

Web-Scale 101
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing breaks down technology silos and removes most of the complexity of monolithic architectures. Despite the cloud's benefits, some consumer Internet vendors are taking a new approach to IT infrastructure, web-scale IT, which allows companies to achieve better business agility and predictable scale while lowering TCO.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 14 Jan 2015

Nutanix

Fast-track your journey to the cloud
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how you can make your transition to the cloud a simple reality. You'll learn how you can run all of your virtual desktops, critical applications, and development operation environments on one platform and use web-scale converged solutions that allow you to leverage a pay-as-a-grow model, improve availability, and more.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc.

How Can Converged Appliances Help Meet Healthcare IT Requirements?
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to examine the ideal platform for virtualization in healthcare environments. You'll learn about an appliance that delivers exceptional disaster recovery and continuity of business capabilities via native backup and replication for any hosted VM.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc.

A New Way to Simplify Disaster Recovery Planning and Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how you can simplify your disaster recovery planning and management with an integrated compute and storage appliance. Read on to learn how you can bring a comprehensive approach to managing disaster recovery that allows you to maintain your environment with efficient VM-centric backup and recovery.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc.

An Easier Approach to Expand Data Center Capacity
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines new servers that are emerging to incorporate advanced software technologies that power leading web-scale and cloud infrastructures but are still engineered for all enterprises, regardless of size. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc.

Simplify the Planning Process for Data Center Projects
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn a proven methodology for planning a data center project that is simpler, higher-quality, cost-effective, and efficient.
Posted: 26 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

Schneider Electric

Advantages of Micron SSDs for Data Centers
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a solid state disk storage solution specifically for data centers.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

Micron Technology

Virtual Machine Migration Methods in vSphere
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why migrations are useful, the methods that vSphere makes available for you to manually move a virtual machine (VM), and how vSphere can automate the process for you in various scenarios.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

Global Knowledge

Discover an Integrated IT Platform Designed for Branch Offices and Small to Medium Enterprise Locations
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: As remote offices and small to medium-sized IT environments mature, they become increasingly complicated. Find out how they can benefit from Dell PowerEdge VRTX.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Logistics Business Delivers Worldwide Success
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines a case study in which MBS Logistics, a worldwide service provider, was able to transform its IT infrastructure, gain a single point of contact and simplify their procurement process.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Top 10 Considerations for Getting Started with VMware Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the top 10 considerations for planning your move to virtualization in order to avoid the most popular complications that occur during the process. You'll explore security and compliance concerns, the pros and cons of choosing virtual storage over traditional storage, and more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VMware

Vendor Landscape: Systems Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide to examine an evaluation of 13 competitors in the systems management market. You'll be able to compare products based on functionality and price and get insight into where the market is going. On top of this, you'll learn what sets IBM apart from the competition in the systems management market.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Virtualize
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about the benefits of server virtualization. You'll learn about the benefits you can expect with virtualization, including, cost savings, streamlined manageability, maximized uptime, improved business continuity and security, and more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

VMware

Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity, and perhaps even application development.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

PowerVM Virtualization Essentials
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: PowerVM is the virtualization environment for AIX, Linux, and IBM i running on the IBM POWER hardware platform. This white paper provides an overview of PowerVM concepts, architecture, terminology, and capabilities.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

Understanding NIST's Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: Part I
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This second white paper in a series on Cloud Computing Reference Architecture focuses on the activities, processes, and requirements that cloud players need to follow in order to ensure a successful delivery of cloud services. It addresses the three active cloud players that may be involved in delivering cloud services to cloud consumers.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

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

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

Optimizing the Datacenter Network for Improved Scalability, Orchestration, and Automation
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this informative resource to access key trends that are reshaping datacenter infrastructure and to learn how an application centric infrastructure can help network managers address ongoing challenges.
Posted: 07 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IBM System x x86 servers: Earning consistently high customer satisfaction through strength in hardware and support services
sponsored by Lenovo and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the value of an exceptional support team.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2013

Lenovo and Intel

How to Take the Risk Out of Virtualization in Your Data Center
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®
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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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