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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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Get The Most Out Of Data Center Automation Tools
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn some best-practices to help ease the use of infrastructure and operations tools and get the most from automation tools. Additionally, explore the future of I&O tools and the anticipated features of these tools.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Stop IT Leakage: Avoid the Hidden Costs of Public Cloud Computing
sponsored by Gravitant
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers a solution that will help you plug up IT efficiency leaks so you can focus on driving innovation.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Jul 2014

Gravitant

BT Ireland Calls Acronis for Server Recovery
sponsored by Acronis
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study covers a telecommunications data center provider that needed to improve its time for recovering failed servers.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Jul 2014

Acronis

Bechtle Remote Services Chooses Acronis® for High Availability
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive case study details a remote disaster recovery service that needed to improve its support to provide a better service to customers.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Jul 2014

Acronis

Complexity and Cost Comparison: Cisco UCS vs. IBM Flex System
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative comparison report to learn how IBM's Flex System fared in a cost and complexity test against Cisco's UCS solution. Discover which of these solutions offer the best management tools, scalability, performance, and more.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Cisco

Cloud Service Brokerage: A Better Way to Manage and Deliver Cloud Services
sponsored by Gravitant
RESOURCE: This exclusive whitepaper covers how cloud service brokerage (CSB) can allow you to steer clear of common problems by helping you plan your path, deliver the most valuable services and make smart spending choices.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

Gravitant

IBM's Innovations for the Virtualization, Multi-tenancy, and Cloud Demands of the 3rd Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about 3rd Platform technologies such as Big Data and cloud computing. It also talks about how new technology from IBM can manage and support these new demands.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Services Perspectives: Insight, guidance, and resources for maximizing the business value of IT
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth whitepaper to learn about several success stories involving well-known businesses and Cisco. Discover how these organizations were able to optimize their IT through a partnership with Cisco.  Read on now to learn how such a partnership may be of benefit to your organization.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Economic Costs and Benefits of Cisco UCS
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth and highly detailed whitepaper to learn the economic costs and benefits of implementing Cisco's UCS converged hardware. Discover how this technology helps reduce administrative and hardware costs, simplifies management, reduces complexity within the data center, and more.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

Cisco

Implementing Three-Tier Application on Cisco Unified Computing System Using Open Source Stack
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth guide to learn how to implement three-tier enterprise applications on a Cisco UCS system. This resource gives a technology breakdown of the system with a majority of its components and pieces, as well as how you can go about implementing your applications using open source stack.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2011

Cisco

Imperva Security Solutions
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes a comprehensive security suite that protects digital assets in their repositories and detects abnormal behaviors from compromised users to protect sensitive company data from intruders.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Imperva

Cisco UCS Outperforms HP Blade Servers on East-West Latency
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Explore this performance brief to learn how Cisco's UCS solution faired in a latency head-to-head with HP BladeSystem. Discover which system faired better in regards to speed and performance, and also learn how the UCS system's connectivity fabric and design led to it's results. Read on now to find out more.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Cisco

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

Insight and Red Hat

Addressing Common Challenges of Cloud
sponsored by Gravitant
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details how you can tackle the inherent complexities of the cloud to realize the full benefits.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

Gravitant

Are you Ready for Scale Up?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details a modular system that can provide the best of both worlds by offering the density of blade servers while still allowing you to scale up as applications need more capacity and resources.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

IBM

How Small and Midsize Data Centers Can Benefit from Unified Infrastructure
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth resource to learn how small and midsize enterprise data centers can benefit from unifed or converged infrastructures, and also learn four popular misconceptions regarding converged infrastructure that clarify what the system brings to data center management. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco

OpenStack and Red Hat
sponsored by Insight and Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details how the virtualization market has shifted from hypervisors to cloud system software.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2013

Insight and Red Hat

Selecting Rack-Mount Power Distribution Units for High-Efficiency Data Centers
sponsored by Chatsworth Products, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to get in-depths tips and best practices for selecting rack-mount power distribution units for your high-efficiency data center, and also learn how you can leverage a free cooling design to achieve optimum power usage to gain increased efficiency and save your organization money. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Chatsworth Products, Inc.

Team Dell’s end-to-end solutions keep the Commonwealth Games on track
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this brief resource to learn how Dell is powering end-to-end IT for the 20th Commonwealth Games, and how the team plans on contributing to the success of the games. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Dell, Inc.

Business Advantage Delivered: The Cisco Unified Computing System
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth resource to learn about Cisco's answer to converged infrastructure, and how you can leverage such a solution to gain real business advantage in the marketplace.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Migration Guide: From Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches to Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This in-depth guide facilitates the transition to Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches from Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series Switches. Although the critical nature of hosted applications can make data center switch migration a challenge, the use of this guide can significantly reduce the risk.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Hosting Provider Migrates from VMware to Hyper-V, Trims Licensing Significantly
sponsored by Vision Solutions
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study details the migration solution one organization chose to move from one virtualization platform to another while avoiding significant downtime.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 07 Jan 2014

Vision Solutions

How One Local Government Avoided Downtime When Changing Virtualization Platforms
sponsored by Vision Solutions
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study details how a local government was able to change virtualization platforms without experiencing any downtime.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

Vision Solutions

Moving Technology Infrastructure into the Future: Value and Performance through Consolidation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details how and why mid-sized organizations are turning towards data center consolidation to tackle some of their critical challenges.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

Accelerate the Journey to Your Microsoft Private Cloud
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details a solution that provides the best of both worlds when it comes to picking a pre-packaged cloud solution and building a cloud from scratch.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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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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