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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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Manage Your Cloud Deployments Like a Superhero: Automate and Scale Cloud Service Delivery
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Register for this exclusive event to explore some IBM solutions that can help you operations, performance, analytics, automation and delivery of IT services in today's complex on-premise and cloud environments.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Sep 30, 2014

IBM

Manage Your Cloud Deployments Like a Superhero: Automate and Scale Cloud Service Delivery
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Register for this exclusive event to explore some IBM solutions that can help you operations, performance, analytics, automation and delivery of IT services in today's complex on-premise and cloud environments.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Sep 30, 2014

IBM

Manage IT like a Super Hero: Save time, Reduce cost and Innovate in the era of Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Register for this exclusive event to explore some IBM solutions that can help you operations, performance, analytics, automation and delivery of IT services in today's complex on-premise and cloud environments.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Sep 30, 2014

IBM

How to Define SIEM Strategy, Management and Success in the Enterprise
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: With the recent, highly-publicized data breaches, ensuring you can efficiently detect and respond to security issues should be a top-priority. This expert guide, available exclusively to members who have completed our SIEM survey, provides the insight you need to develop or revamp your SIEM strategy to set the stage for success.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

TechTarget

Why Simplivity OmniCube for Microsoft Exchange
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: Access this concise resource that unveils the common challenges with Microsoft Exchange, and how you can overcome them with a hyperconverged infrastructure that delivers the economies of scale of a cloud computing model while still ensuring enterprise IT performance and resiliency for virtual workloads.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

SimpliVity

How to Tackle your Toughest ROBO and SMB IT Challenges
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores how Dell PowerEdge VRTX addresses some key infrastructure challenges for remote and branch offices.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Symantec and VMware: Virtualizing Business Critical Applications with Confidence
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Business-critical applications that need to be up and running require greater levels of resilience and recoverability. Symantec ApplicationHA helps you create a resilient VMware environment to deliver effective business services to your end users with virtual machine restart as well as application level monitoring and restart.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Oct 2012

Symantec Corporation

Blurred Lines: Hybrid Cloud Deployment the Future of the Enterprise
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how to get the best of both worlds with the hybrid cloud.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

VMware

Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The market for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (a virtual data center of compute, storage and network resources delivered as a service) is still maturing and evolving. Get insights from Gartner's Magic Quadrant.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

SDN In Data Center Colocation: The Future Is Now!
sponsored by Iron Mountain
RESOURCE: Discover how SDN is the right decision for the next step in data center management.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Iron Mountain

New Data Center Designs Go Underground for Energy Efficiency
sponsored by Iron Mountain
JOURNAL ARTICLE: Take a look at how an underground data center is utilizing its natural climate to provide environmental advantages like energy efficiency.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Iron Mountain

Virtual Tour: Iron Mountain Underground Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
VIDEO: Take an in-depth look into a data center system that is located underground and uses mother nature for geothermal cooling.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 30 Sep 2014

Iron Mountain

Build vs. Buy: 9 Ways To Cut Costs By Outsourcing Your Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
JOURNAL ARTICLE: Read on to discover nine of the top areas where your organization can cut costs by outsourcing your data center.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Iron Mountain

Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Benchmark Comparison
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource compares to leading enterprise backup and recovery solutions and tests how they each handled large-scale VM deployments.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

HP Answers SMBs’ Data Protection Needs Through Simply StoreIT Offerings
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn more about the needs of small and medium sized businesses for enterprise-quality data protection. It also examines the Hewlett-Packard data protection portfolio desiged to address those needs.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Modernizing and Optimizing the Data Center
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: A hyperconverged infrastructure simplifies IT needs and provides the flexibility to adapt to an organization's needs. You save money up front as a hyperconverged infrastructure uses the pay-as-you-go method.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

SimpliVity

Assessing Trends In the Collaboration Services Market
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth survey of 631 senior IT decision-makers to get an evaluation of the global collaboration services market. Read on to learn how cloud computing will affect collaboration services adoption and how collaboration services can accelerate your business results.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Cisco & Fujitsu

Executive Brief: Putting Big Data to Work in the Cloud - 5 Key Success Factors
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores five key factors for running Big Data in the cloud.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

New Web Platform Leads Euromoney to Migrate all of its Technology Infrastructure to the Cloud
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study explores how one organization met their growing demands with an enterprise-class cloud solution.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Enterprise Cloud Provider Checklist
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive checklist explores what you should look for in an enterprise-class cloud provider.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Getting Real about Performance in the Cloud
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores how to ensure that your cloud performance is up to your needs.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Time for a New Colocation Provider? 5 Ways to Know for Sure
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Your data center colocation choices are of the utmost importance. The wrong choice can put you at risk of downtime, exceeding capacity, unsuccessful disaster recovery, or regulatory noncompliance. Access this resource to learn the 5 ways to know if it's time to search for a new colocation provider.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Iron Mountain

Cisco UCS and Intel Xeon Processors: 100 World-Record Performance Results
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR
WHITE PAPER: If you are looking to get the optimal performance out of your data center processers than you should look no further than Cisco's architecture offerings, which have set performance with their first-to-market results.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR

ATC Test Labs - Multi-Vendor Showcase Designed to Simplify the Complex
sponsored by NetApp and WWT
WHITE PAPER: This multi-vendor showcase is designed to offload expensive and time-consuming internal test processes and assist in solution development. Read on to find out more about flash storage use cases and benefits.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

NetApp and WWT

Virdata's Internet of Things Platform and IBM SoftLayer
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This exclusive video explores the partner the strategic data insight arm of Technicolor turned to for its virtual machines, bare metal, storage solutions, and much more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 03 Apr 2014

IBM
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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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