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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 to Choose the Right Compute Best Fit For Your Business
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Processor Intel® Xeon®)
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights 6 steps to take towards the software-defined enterprise where general compute resources can be configured and scaled for any workload.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 01 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Processor  Intel® Xeon®)

Owning or Outsourcing: What's Best for Your Data Center Infrastructure?
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the critical factors IT must consider when deciding whether to upgrade an existing data center, build a new data center, or lease space in a retail co-location.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 16 Apr 2015

Schneider Electric

IDC Technology Spotlight: Datacenter Security
sponsored by Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the cost of retaining old IT infrastructure and helps you decide when to replace it.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Lenovo

New Strategies for a New World IT: Are you Ready?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Processor Intel® Xeon®)
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals how IT environments can increase efficiency, decrease the time IT needs to deliver services to the business, increase uptime and SLAs, and improve business application performance.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Processor  Intel® Xeon®)

Taking the Headache out of Data Center Migration
sponsored by Richardsoneyres
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how Mourant, an international, multi-disciplinary professional services group based in Jersey, England, managed to seamlessly transfer Mourant's Blade and Storage infrastructure from its existing location to a newer, better facility without losing any critical data or hardware.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 15 Apr 2015

Richardsoneyres

Transforming the Enterprise with a Dynamic IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Processor Intel® Xeon®)
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of being able to react quickly and cost-effectively, deliver a seamless user experience and use digital technology as a competitive advantage will set your business apart from others.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Processor  Intel® Xeon®)

Managed, Shared Resources: Public Cloud
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how one public cloud service in particular remains secure, scalable and convenient, and find out how it can pay off for your business.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

Dimension Data

How to Write a Compelling IT Budget Application
sponsored by Welldata
WHITE PAPER: This concise overview reveals a real-world example of how one IT manager was able to get his budget approved in just one day after weeks of failed attempts to convince his company's C-suite to approve additional funds.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 03 Apr 2015

Welldata

Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the five phases of the data center life cycle, identifies key tasks and pitfalls, and offers practical advice to facility owners and management. Access now and learn what it takes to ensure your data center's health is a good as possible throughout the entire lifespan.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Apr 2015

Schneider Electric

Efficient Cloud Connectivity Ensures Optimal Cloud Connection
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the attraction to the cloud, and why many enterprises are now migrating their internal data center infrastructure and business applications to public and private clouds.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Consult this white paper for a list and expert explanation of the most common data center infrastructure management pitfalls and gain practical guidance on how to avoid them.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 03 Apr 2015

Schneider Electric

Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the five phases of the data center life cycle, identifies key tasks and pitfalls, and offers practical advice to facility owners and management. Access now and learn what it takes to ensure your data center's health is a good as possible throughout the entire lifespan.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015

Schneider Electric

TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Prefabricated Data Center
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to uncover which data center deployment option poses the most value and functionality, traditional build-out or prefabricated solutions. Read to find out more, including how to decide which deployment option may suit you best.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015

Schneider Electric

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

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

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.

Innovate Application Delivery and Transform Data Center Economics
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a software-defined data center (SDDC) architectural approach that is required to meet today's business expectations, help organizations transform data center economics, and increase application deployment agility.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 May 2014

F5 Networks

The Buyer's Guide to WAN Optimization Vendors
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

Total Economic Impact FlexPod Datacenter Platform
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: The following Forrester TEI research paper explores how an organization was able to realize a total cost savings of nearly $2 million by deploying the right converged data center platform. Access now and learn what changes and factors allowed them to accrue such savings. Read on to examine what this technology can do for your business as well.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Mar 2015

NetApp

Five Steps For Securing The Data Center
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents five essential steps to securing your database without sacrificing the high performance of modern data centers.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Future Proof Application Delivery
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: To learn more about the 4 key categories to consider when choosing an ADC platform that will stand the test of time, access this exhaustive white paper. Read now to learn how you can use this information to choose the ADC that's right for your organization.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

F5 Networks

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®

Microsoft Service Manager Simplified
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Through the use of automation, compliance, self-service portal, and standardization, Microsoft's System Center Service Manager can support the best practices found in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF).
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

Unify and Simplify: A Practical and Proven Approach to Cutting Data Center Costs and Complexity
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how Data Center Infrastructure Management systems (DCIM) bridge the operational gap of data centers by providing organizations with access to centralized information and processes.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 10 Mar 2015

CA Technologies.

Flash Storage Platform For Seamless Use With Primary Storage
sponsored by Violin Memory
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a flash storage platform that's changing data center economics. Read on to learn how this platform can transform primary storage by consolidating data, making storage easier to manage, and more.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2015

Violin Memory
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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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