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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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Keeping Pace with the Evolution of Networking
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise data centers have long been caught in a virtualization gap. Access this white paper to uncover why the time for network virtualization is now and the top three benefits made possible with this new approach.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

VMware

3 Ways Businesses Use Network Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how virtualizing the network can help you meet the increasing demands of today's IT environment. Learn how IT teams can identify which areas need help most, and slowly extend virtualization to other parts of the network as time and budget permit.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VMware

6 Steps to Lay the Groundwork for the Healthcare Data Center of the Future
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: In today's highly competitive environment, healthcare organizations are only as strong as their underlying IT infrastructure. Implementing all-flash storage can enable organizations to meet the requirements of today's burgeoning data growth. Read on to learn six key steps IT teams can take today to build the data center of the future.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

Pure Storage

Accelerate IT Service Delivery with a Cloud Management Platform
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses IT challenges in areas of application delivery, resource utilization, security and compliance in their digital business, as well as how many IT teams are looking at one, advanced cloud management platform.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

VMware

A Service Provider’s Perspective: Designing the Next Generation Data Center
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this educational white paper, will help you navigate a go-forward strategy providing a next generation data center trend and business strategies that examine key marketing influences fueling IT transformation in the SP market and technological trends
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

NetApp

Evolve Your Cloud with Containers
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Without proper management of your container ecosystem, you will be missing out on key features that can further benefit your cloud environment. This white paper discusses one cloud network automation platform that easily manages and supports your container ecosystem. Access now to learn about the variety of features this platform provides.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

How to Prepare and Respond to Data Center Emergencies
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a framework for an effective emergency preparedness and response strategy for mission critical facilities by breaking it down into seven elements arranged across the three categories. Access now to engage in the practical advice for implementing this strategy
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

Schneider Electric

Performance and Load Testing
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper, analyses an integrated solution for your data center that will allow you to keep up with the most demanding applications. Also, see the results of multiple real world workload tests and how this platform was able to operate efficiently and overcome common data center challenges.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cost, Speed, and Reliability Tradeoffs between N+1 UPS Configurations
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Data center downtime isn't an option anymore; today's always-on economy simply demands too much. You need a fault tolerance strategy in place that lets you stay competitive at all times. Access this white paper to learn why many are turning to N+1 redundancy of physical infrastructure to improve availability rather than their data centers.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Schneider Electric

The Total Economic Impact of NetApp’s FlexPod Datacenter Platform
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This expert analysis introduces a platform that focuses on a converged infrastructure solution which can accelerate your transition to cloud computing. This platform offers a single, flexible architecture, increasing efficiency and risk reducing solution.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Louisiana State University puts a 3.2TB of Input Metagenome Data Set to the Test
sponsored by EOH IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll uncover promising advances in a scientific data and compute use case of Hadoop. Explore an evaluation of a Hadoop-based data- and compute-intensive genome assembly workload.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

EOH IBM

Modernizing Active Directory for Azure and Office 365
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper discusses some of the ways your Azure AD will serve your cloud strategy more efficiently. It also analyzes the steps it takes to modernizing AD as well as the significance Office 365 holds to IT managers. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

Quest

Data Center Digital Classroom
sponsored by Colt Data Centre Services
WHITE PAPER: This educational style white paper introduces key strategic topics in the date center industry, as well as offers a 'cheat sheet' to keep you up to speed on areas of importance.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Colt Data Centre Services

Lower TCO with VxRail Hyper-Converged
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This descriptive resource offers information on a new hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that provides a simple and cost effective solution for a wide variety of applications and workloads
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell EMC Intel®

VCE VxRail ™ Appliance Cost and Maintenance Advantages
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down eight key reasons for the move to hyper-converged appliances, how they can benefit your data center, as well as a comparison between this new system versus the benefits of older BYO systems. Also, engage in the results from a cost analyses and management complexity evaluation aimed to make the decision process easier.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Dell EMC Intel®

Unified Infrastructure Management for Databases: An Overview
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Discover unified database infrastructure management that delivers comprehensive monitoring across multiple database servers, as well as will uncover performance bottlenecks. Access now to ensure database integrity with a solution that supports Oracle, IBM DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, and IBM Informix.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies

EMC Converged Platforms: VxRail Appliance
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper identifies the top ten factors driving the deployment of hyper-converged technology solutions, as well as introduces an appliance that brings together compute, storage, and virtualization in a single infrastructure. Read on to learn more about this fundamental industry solution.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell EMC Intel®

Deepen Visibility into Cloud and Hybrid IT with Unified Infrastructure Management
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn why it's recommended your organization extends the visibility of existing infrastructure tools with a unified, hybrid IT monitoring platform—providing visibility into traditional and next-generation technologies. Read on to take a unified approach to IT ops, and monitor all hybrid cloud, software-defined, and converged environments.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

CA Technologies

Selecting a Building Management System (BMS) for Sites with a Data Center or IT Room
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides guidance for IT professionals who are selecting software tools to manage the power and cooling infrastructure at sites with mission critical IT. Also, read on to learn the importance of cooperation, information sharing, and integration with other management systems within the data center.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Schneider Electric

Digital Remote Monitoring and How it Changes Data Center Operations and Maintenance
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper explains seven trends that are describing next-gen data center monitoring, its benefits, and the requirements to attain these benefits in the future.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Schneider Electric

Massive Data Sets Are No Match for Powered-Up Data Centers
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Deriving insight from big data is growing as a success factor. Access this white paper to discover how to speed up your data center's analysis. Learn how three big name companies came together to provide a tool, find out what they came up with, and see whether it's a good fit for your organization.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 26 Aug 2016

Intel Corporation

Your Top Reasons To Use VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Migration to the cloud is inevitable and to prepare, it may be worth using a cloud service provider network to handle your critical workloads and applications. In this white paper, learn how a global network of cloud service providers can minimize risk and cost of ownership and facilitate a smoother transition to the cloud.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

VMware

Streaming Cloud Deployments
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing has evolved into a mandatory strategy for an agile, mobile and global business. Is there a way for organizations to seamlessly migrate workloads and create VMs in the cloud? Access this white paper to learn about a cloud network program that enables rapid, cost effective delivery of hybrid cloud services.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Aug 2016

VMware

Data Sovereignty Challenges
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: As countries adopt their own unique data sovereignty laws, its important companies remain cognizant of where their data is stored to avoid international ramifications. In this brief infographic, learn about the projected growth of cloud, international data flow and key steps countries have taken to instate compliance measures for data access.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

VMware

Compliance - The New Hot Button for CIOs
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper identifies the main purpose of compliance regulations, some of the risks that accompany enterprises who fail compliance audits, and reviews the best practices to ensure you have the right partner to meet your compliance requirements.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

VMware
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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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