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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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How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery. Access now to learn more.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Schneider Electric

CloudSigma Case Study: Improving Reliability and Sales Potential with the Right Data Center Provider
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: CloudSigma needed a new data center provider that could support rapid expansion into multi-continental regions, so they sought after Equinix. The following case study explores how Equinix was able to help CloudSigma reach their goals.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Mar 2015

Equinix

Guidance for Calculation of Efficiency (PUE) in Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to gain a thorough explanation of the data center benchmark dilemma and uncover a standardized method for classifying data center loads for efficiency calculations.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Mar 2015

Schneider Electric

The Ultimate Geographically Distributed Application Recoverability Solution for Clustered Applications
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn about a geographically distributed application recoverability solution that does away with the single point of failure inherent in failover clustering to keep your clustered applications up and running.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Dec 2012

Vision Solutions

SAN-Based Data Replication for Higher Availability and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses a software-based solution that performs SAN-based data replication at the host level, providing higher availability when systems are at the same location, and disaster protection and recovery when they're not.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Dec 2010

Vision Solutions

Lightning Fast Recovery To and From the Cloud
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Access this helpful resource today to learn the secret to restoring your systems to normal operating capacity quickly and painlessly following an outage.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Vision Solutions

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Design and Sizing Guide
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how administrators can correctly design and size a Virtual SAN cluster, answers some of the common question around number of hosts, flash devices and magnetic disks, and outlines the configuration options.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware, Inc.

Software-Defined Storage: What it Means for the IT Practitioner
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Software-Defined Storage, a new approach to storage that enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model that fits in with our virtualized world.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

Intelligent Copy Data Management
sponsored by Catalogic Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a solution to the challenge of managing copy data.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 24 Mar 2015

Catalogic Software

Mega Online Retailer Stores Twenty Years Worth of Data
sponsored by Catalogic Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the storage solutions and data management strategies a major online retailer chose to handle twenty years of intensive data.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 24 Mar 2015

Catalogic Software

Using the CyrusOneInternet Exchange(IX) for Active-Active,Active-Passiveand Active-DRInterconnection
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to disaster recovery (DR) data center strategy, a better use of time and money is to utilize large web scale carrier-neutral data centers containing the resiliency required for power, cooling, seismic stability, and most importantly, connectivity.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

CyrusOne

Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Nov 2013

Silver Peak

Colocation: The Logical Home for the Cloud
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: When you choose to go with the cloud, you also need to consider where the cloud is going to "live." In this white paper, discover how colocation can help you with this dilemma.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Mar 2015

CyrusOne

The Data Center Build-or-Buy Decision: 6 Key Factors You Should Consider
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore six key factors that will help you make the build vs. buy decision for your data center.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Mar 2015

CyrusOne

Data Center Micro-Segmentation
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the security capabilities of an SDDC approach and the VMware NSX network virtualization platform.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

Bridging Fibre Channel San and FCoE Networks with the Omniswitch 6900
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals a data networking strategy that can converge Ethernet and FC networks together and offer compelling SAN and LAN design options.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Four Steps to Being More Mobile Than Ever
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert white paper to examine four key steps involved in enhancing mobility. Discover technologies and platforms that will give your organization the foundation it needs to be more flexible and mobile than ever.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Why Healthcare Providers Seek Out New Ways To Manage and Utilize Big Data
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides suggestions for how to manage healthcare data in ways that comply with HIPAA and HITECH, particularly how to manage big data volumes.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

CyrusOne

Tackling the Critical IT Challenges of Healthcare Reform
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a roadmap for navigating the complex IT challenges of healthcare reform.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

CyrusOne

Tips for your move to VMware Horizon View
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource highlights a technology that helps IT to tackle challenges from enterprise mobility by moving desktop assets into the data center, where IT staff can securely manage and deliver them to end users across any device. Find out 10 tips as you plan your move to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VMware

The VMware View Business Process Desktop
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Inside this brief white paper, discover a technology that enables customers looking to outsource or offshore business processes to effectively scale their business on demand, streamline and centralize desktop management and provide end users with a secure desktop experience across the LAN and WAN.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware

Fibre Channel (FC)/FC Over Ethernet (FCOE) Benefiting Data Center Converged Network
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find out why fibre channels over Ethernet (FCoE) are the way to go, especially in order to reduce costs and simplify your network design.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Scalability & Capacity Planning: Build vs. Buy
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to compare the pros and cons of building on-premises data centers vs. leasing space or infrastructure in colocation centers.
Posted: 15 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Mar 2015

CyrusOne

Scale IT Infrastructure Securely, Rapidly, and Inexpensively
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how colocation can facilitate significant growth for big Internet companies and other organizations that need a flexible, scalable, powerful data center.
Posted: 15 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Mar 2015

CyrusOne

High Performance Computing (HPC) for High Density Data Centers
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how high-performance computing (HPC) environments in high-density data centers can help your organization gain the competitive advantage it needs.
Posted: 15 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Mar 2015

CyrusOne
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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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