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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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Are You in Full Control of Your Cloud Resources?
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This technical brief explores an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering that provides the ability to effectively manage, govern, and automate your cloud resources using an intuitive, web-based user interface.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 22 Jun 2015

Dimension Data

5 Ways to Mobilize Windows Apps
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to boost employee productivity with Windows apps on demand. Meet the needs of today's modern workforce and empower your users with on-demand self-service to your enterprise apps.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Citrix

How Analytics Can Improve IT Service Optimization
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how analytics can improve IT service performance.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Published: 19 Jun 2015

TeamQuest Corporation

Uptime, Crunch Time, Real Time: A Data Center Platform to Consider
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Check out the following brief white paper to learn how Intel and SAP have come together to simplify IT by delivering a purpose-built processor and platform combination to reduce complexity and optimize performance. Access now and learn what their system can deliver to your data center.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Published: 19 Jun 2015

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: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Top Four Considerations When Choosing Your SoftLayer Data Center Location
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the business and technical reasons to choose a specific data center, or at least narrow down the list to a few that are all equally suitable.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 07 May 2015

Global Knowledge

The Internet of Things: A Primer for the Curious
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn what the Internet of Things means, some key vertical markets where it can affect the most short-term change, the impact on existing networks, and much more.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Steps for Setting Up a Community Cloud
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a community cloud service, which sets up a private cloud in a limited environment designed for similar organizations with the same tech and regulatory requirements.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

Dimension Data

The API Revolution: What it means for Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: DCIM delivers the greatest value when it can effectively manage the data being generated in the data center—and integrate with other enterprise systems. API's are proving to be the key. This must-read paper outlines the expanding role of APIs and how to use them to simplify DCIM integration and extend value.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

Emerson

Three Steps to Standardizing and Consolidating Your Data Center
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides you with a three-step process for effectively standardizing and consolidating your data center, no matter how complex your environment is.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Emerson

Ten Signs You Need to Optimize Capacity Planning
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: Data center capacity issues—either too much or too little—can impact your business in a variety of ways. This paper lists the ten signs that indicate capacity planning is a problem and introduces you to the solution.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Emerson

EVO:RAIL with Horizon Solution Brief
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores a simple and affordable desktop virtualization system that utilizes hyper-converged infrastructure to deliver lower cost, higher-value virtualization project success. Read on to learn more on how this technology can help improve your business.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

VMware

Improving Data Center Visibility
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper will provide readers with a quick checklist they can use to determine if their data center visibility is a good as it needs to be. Access now and learn if you should take steps to improve your data center vision before it's too late.
Posted: 10 Jun 2015 | Published: 10 Jun 2015

Emerson

Turning Your Data Center Into a Strategic Asset
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will cover the four steps businesses can take to turn their data center into strategic assets. Access now and learn how companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook are doing to make sure they get the absolute most from their data center designs.
Posted: 10 Jun 2015 | Published: 10 Jun 2015

Emerson

Easy Deployment of Hyper-Converged Appliances is Just Over the Horizon
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: The following Q&A white paper offers answers to the top eight most frequently asked questions about hyper-converged infrastructures with the ability to transform physical desktops into secure virtual workspaces. Access now and clear up some of the questions you may have as well.
Posted: 10 Jun 2015 | Published: 10 Jun 2015

VMware

Midsize Enterprises Lead the Way With Cloud Adoption
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: View this infographic to find out why midsize enterprises are leading the way with cloud adoption.
Posted: 09 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco

Access the Intercloud: Cloud the Way You Want It
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn more about a globally connected network of clouds that deliver the secure cloud services you need everywhere in the world.
Posted: 09 Jun 2015 | Published: 09 Jun 2015

Cisco

Improving Visibility into Data Center Operations
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the importance of maintaining good visibility into your data center operations and offers several solutions to the three major types of problems that keep visibility to a minimum. View now and discover how you can utilize DCIM to your advantage in this scenario.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Jun 2015

Emerson

Accelerate How You Innovate
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: In this report, learn from several executives and technology experts about the key challenges they are facing with data centers in the era of the cloud.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Jun 2015

Dimension Data

Adopting a More Efficient and Affordable Strategy for Multi-Vendor Support
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines a potent strategy for handling a multi-vendor environment. Access now and learn to utilize this strategy to ensure an always-on operation with higher availability, reliability, and value.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

IBM

FlexPod Datacenter with Microsoft Private Cloud
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn about a private cloud solution that is designed for deploying Cisco® and NetApp technologies as a shared cloud infrastructure that has been validated under the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track v4 program.
Posted: 03 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Simplify Your Journey to a Microsoft Private-Cloud Solution
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals a ready-to-deploy private-cloud platform that has been validated for Microsoft-based IaaS environments.
Posted: 03 Jun 2015 | Published: 03 Jun 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Reality of Carrier Neutrality: Are you Being Affected?
sponsored by Colt IT Services
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper highlights six considerations you need to discuss with your data center provider surrounding carrier neutrality to ensure you have a truly suitable and beneficial solution. Access now to learn more and discover whether or not this "neutrality" is affecting you.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Colt IT Services

The Aging Data Centre Fight or Flight: Improving Efficiency without Driving up Costs
sponsored by Colt IT Services
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper outlines how to assess, plan, and execute improvements white taking a more detailed look at the bigger data center picture. Access now and learn how to start making noticeable improvements to your infrastructure without having to incur the pains of a full overhaul.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Colt IT Services

The 8 pillars of colocation
sponsored by Colt IT Services
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the 8 main points to consider when selecting a colocation solution as part of your data center strategy.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

Colt IT Services
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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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