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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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Rackspace Private Cloud Technical Data Sheet
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This valuable data sheet explores a solution that can meet your private cloud needs with automation, enterprise- grade architecture, and security and logging.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Rackspace

The Agility Gap in Today’s Private Clouds
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers how you must transform IT to span the cloud agility gap.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Red Hat

Advanced Management Support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores how open virtualization can improve cloud performance and lower costs.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Red Hat

Journey to IT-as-a-Service Powered by Software-Defined Data Centers: An Executive Summary
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Business demands today are 24/7. This exclusive whitepaper explores the role IT-as-a-Service can play in meeting these demands.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

VMware, Inc.

Delivering a Secure Foundation For the Cloud with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This technology overview details an operating system that can help you get past some common cloud concerns.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

Red Hat

Eliminating the Challenge of Branch Office Recovery
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Branch converged infrastructure delivers local performance, stores data safely in the datacenter, and enables instant recovery. Learn how to recover faster, reduce risk, and save money.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Practical Considerations for Implementing Prefabricated Data Centres
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the practical considerations, guidance, and results that you should expect from such a deployment. Read on to learn what you stand to gain from a prefabricated data center – and how you can go about ensuring that the deployment goes off without a hitch.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Schneider Electric

Are you on the wrong side of disaster recovery?
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides the results of a survey meant to highlight how many companies have a DR plan and whether they test it frequently enough. Know what your organization needs to be prepared for disaster.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Peak 10

All Clouds are Not Created Equal: A Logical Approach to Cloud Adoption in Your Company
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: You've decided to make the leap to the cloud, but with so many different configurations offered by multiple providers representing different degrees of benefits and risks, how do you even begin to determine the approach that will best suit your organisation's unique needs? Read this white paper to find guidance to help you make sense of the cloud.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Feb 2014

IBM

Hybrid IT: The Best of All Worlds
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers up a hybrid IT approach as the solution for meeting the rapid changes and demands of today's business world.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Simplify and Automate Cloud Management
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will help you put the right management and architecture in place for an effective cloud deployment.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2012

VMware, Inc.

OpenStack, Red Hat, and the Cloud System Software Opportunity
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores OpenStack, which can allow you to create a highly interoperable private cloud environment.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2013

Red Hat

Beyond Virtualization to Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores a four-step approach for taking a service-oriented approach to cloud computing.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Red Hat

Red Hat Accelerated Mentoring: Openstack Architecture
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details a mentoring-based delivery model for closing the operational gap when implementing new technology into your data center.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Saves 27,000 Per Year with 1e
sponsored by 1e Inc
WHITE PAPER: A hospital was looking to reduce its power consumption and energy bill by automating PC shut downs when they were not being used. The key, however, was to ensure that no work would be disrupted by this process.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

1e Inc

Securing Edge Data at the Center
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Data centers are built to secure data, but remote offices lack the same level defenses. It's now possible to eliminate the risks of branch office IT, consolidating servers and storage into the datacenter without sacrificing the benefits of having servers at the edge close to users.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Rackspace Private Cloud Software
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This valuable whitepaper provides a three-step method for downloading Rackspace private cloud software.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Rackspace

Rapid Insight With Results: Harnessing Analytics in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores data analytics in the cloud.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2014

IBM

How We Define a Network is About to Change, Again
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how VMware NSX changes the way that you build, manage, and secure your network.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Stay vHealthy! An Audit a Day Keeps Operational Hazards Away
sponsored by CloudPhysics
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will help you keep your data center healthy with routine audits.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

CloudPhysics

Cisco UCS Mini: A Technical Overview
sponsored by Zones, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how the Cisco UCS, renowned for its ability to unite computing, networking, storage access, and management resources in a single platform, is now optimized for branch and remote offices, point-of-sale, and smaller IT environments with Cisco UCS Mini.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Zones, Inc.

Addressing the Energy Challenge in Singapore’s Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to explore the challenges of energy efficiency and sustainability that are quickly becoming a priority for data center operators worldwide, and to access a strategy for attaining Green Data Center Certification in Singapore, a premier global data center hub.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Schneider Electric

Cisco UCS Mini: Edge-Scale Computing with Enterprise Capabilities
sponsored by Zones, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Cisco UCS Mini, which delivers servers, storage, and 10GbE networking in an easy-to-deploy, compact form factor, specially optimized for branch and remote offices and smaller IT environments.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Zones, Inc.

Rackspace Private Cloud Support Data Sheet
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details a cloud support service that will allow you to shift your focus to your core business.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Rackspace

The Business Value of Standardizing on Red Hat Infrastructure Solutions
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares organizations using a commercial Linux subscription from Red Hat to support their Linux servers to organizations using a mixed environment of alternative commercially supported and nonpaid Linux distributors.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Red Hat
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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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