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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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Hybrid Cloud: A Solution Unique to your Organisation
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper aims to explore the optimum combination of public cloud, private cloud and bare metal infrastructure for your organisation – or, better put, a hybrid cloud strategy.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Rackspace

Moving to Hybrid Cloud: Top 5 Considerations
sponsored by VMware
WEBCAST: This whitepaper covers five things you should consider when deciding what workloads are appropriate for the hybrid cloud.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 25, 2014

VMware

IT Organizations Can Achieve Relevance in the Age of Cloud
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers how implementing the cloud can help IT transform into the innovative, value driving department it needs to be to meet today's business needs.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

VMware

2014 Enterprise Midrange Array Buyer's Guide
sponsored by HP India
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive, in-depth midrange array buyer's guide to simplify the process of selecting a midrange array for your organization.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

HP India

5 Reasons Environmental Sensors are used in all Modern Data Centers
sponsored by Raritan Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper offers five reasons you should consider implementing environmental sensors in your data center.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Raritan Inc.

Virtualization Reaches Beyond the Hypervisor
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: This expert resource details the importance that management software will have as a deciding factor in which vitualization vendor organizations pick moving forward.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

SearchServerVirtualization

Control Physical, Virtual and Cloud Infrastructure with Performance Management
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into infrastructure performance management (IPM) – a new platform category for managing the physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Virtual Instruments

Taking A User-Centric Approach to IT
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a solution that will help you deliver a more mobile, social and user-centric approach to IT.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

BMC Software, Inc.

Are CEOs from Mars and CIOs from Venus?
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers the cloud as a technology that can bridge that gap between CIOs and CEOs by transforming IT to meet business needs.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Feb 2014

Peak 10

State and Local Governments Seek Savings in the Cloud
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This resource details how the cloud can help state and local governments do more with less on their shrinking budgets.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

Peak 10

The Building Blocks of the Cloud
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the details of the underlying infrastructure that makes up cloud computing.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Feb 2014

Peak 10

WaaS – Whatever-as-a-Service – Cloud Washing?
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This document scoffs at the burgeoning 'as-a-Service' trend and lets you know which ones you really need.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

Peak 10

ChangeBASE Datasheet
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WEBCAST: This whitepaper covers a solution that will help ensure the performance of your applications.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 21, 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Oracle SuperCluster Database Consolidation
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: This exclusive video covers the need for virtualization to consolidate your data center and put an end to damaging sprawl.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 20, 2014

Oracle Corporation

Avoiding a Data Center Power Crisis, As Well As Cooling and Power Capacity Challenges
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
EGUIDE: Access this resource to uncover potential solutions to data center cooling and power capacity challenges, as well as how to prevent a data center power crisis.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

APC by Schneider Electric

Solution Spotlight: Cloud Costs and Management Considerations
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert resource offers tips and best practices for easing cloud management and details some cloud automation tools that will simplify things.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

IBM

Key Considerations for Power and Cooling in the Data Center
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
EGUIDE: Access this exclusive resource and discover how data center managers can conquer power and thermal challenges, without putting a data center sized hole in your pocket.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

APC by Schneider Electric

Cisco Certifications
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In the Cisco networking industry, there is a certification track for you, from the start of your career, through the advanced levels of network design and architecture. Click through to explore more.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

The Impact of OpenStack Commercialization
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the impact that comnsumerization is having on the progress and development of the open-source cloud and will help you sort through the different approaches.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

Introduction to Amazon Auto Scaling
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers how Amazon Web Services Auto Scaling can eliminate the problems that come with automated or manual cloud scaling efforts.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

UK College Embraces BYOD and Cuts IT Spend
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a case study on a UK college that enhanced its virtual infrastructure to ensure high speed and easy management, allowing students and staff to have better access to the network from their personal devices.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Cloud Computing and Banks: Too Good to Pass Up
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This resource details why many banks have shied away from the cloud and looks at why they might want to rethink their decision.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Peak 10

Cloud Security Begins with Asking the Right Questions
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the problem with looking at the cloud and security as single entities and emphasizes customizing them to your needs.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

Peak 10

Evaluating Cloud Computing Services: Criteria to Consider
sponsored by FireHost Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide covers the extra protection you can get from a cloud service provider. It also will help you decide what to consider when choosing a cloud provider.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

FireHost Inc.

Assuaging Concerns About Public Cloud Services
sponsored by FireHost Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert guide details some of the most common public cloud problems and takes you through how to deal with them.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

FireHost 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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