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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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Data Centers Reports
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Protect Your HVAC/R Systems with Electronic Expansion Valve Upgrades
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
DATA SHEET: Discover how electronic expansion valves (EEV) modulate the high precision control of data center refrigerant circuits. Read on to compare EEV performance to that of thermostatic expansion valves, and ensure the longevity of your cooling units by optimizing control of refrigerant flow and reducing the need to superheat.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 26 Aug 2016

Emerson Network Power

Cost Effectively Supporting Modern Workloads Despite Disruptive Market Dynamics
sponsored by Curvature
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide breaks down these 4 macro-factors, and consider the opportunities, risks, and the ways in which each affects the future of the data center including the end of traditional data center providers, new internal applications, the growth in infrastructure, and more.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

Curvature

POWER8: A Processor to Challenge Intel's Dominance
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: Outlined in this paper are 6 considerations for IT organizations making a case for transition to the POWER8 processor, designed to be installed in file and print servers for key, high performing workloads. Read on to take advantage of POWER8 to fuel high value analytics and IT's cloud expansion.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Infrastructure Matters: POWER8 vs. Xeon x86
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Examine in this paper the key differences between two processing architectures: POWER8 vs Xeon x86. Read on to discover if this new generation of POWER8 processor-based servers are more efficient than x86 based systems and deliver faster computing results.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Economic Validation: Quantifying the Value of VersaStack, a Converged Infrastructure Solution
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: Read this report to help your IT organization outline the costs and benefits of leveraging converged infrastructure against traditional component-based data centers intended to support virtual environments, and key into the predicted annual TCO, ROI, and payback period for converged systems.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

IBM

Going Step by Step: How to Evolve to a Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
RESOURCE CENTER: This instructional white paper offers a building-block approach using flexible converged infrastructure platforms and using them to bridge the gap from traditional and next generation infrastructure.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Improving and Accelerating DevOps Through Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
RESOURCE CENTER: Find out how a converged (or hyperconverged) infrastructure provides DevOps with a fully functioning, dedicated infrastructure that can be deployed much faster than a traditional infrastructure in which servers, storage, networking, and software have to be purchased separately and then integrated together.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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.

Hybrid Multi-Cloud Architecture and the Vendors Aiming to Enable and Manage It
sponsored by Embotics
WHITE PAPER: Nearly all enterprise IT infrastructures are multi-clouds but the middleware used to connect and integrate apps and systems is ill-equipped to deal with hybrid architecture. Vendors must offer better services but what exactly? In this report, use the reference architecture to discover which services and capabilities you should demand from vendors.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

Embotics

The LAMP Stack for Today’s Demanding Application Workload Requirements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With the rise of cloud computing and mobile technologies, today's market demands applications that deliver information from mounds of data to a myriad of end user devices. Access this white paper that details one advanced LAMP stack that can help you meet these requirements and more.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 20 Feb 2015

IBM

Combat Escalating Threats to Your Data Center
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief discusses the security threats that businesses are facing in the data center, the consequences of substandard or nonexistent security measures, and primary strategies for these problems. Access now to learn more.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Accelerating the Dev/Test Cycle in Production Environments Using the Cloud
sponsored by Velostrata
RESOURCE: Public clouds are popularly used as a scalable testing environment for production workloads but often, these tests require resources unavailable on site. Discover a step-by-step guide that shows you how to easily leverage the public cloud to speed up Dev/Test processes.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

Velostrata

Managing Opex by Cutting Power, Cooling and Physical Space Costs Through Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This feature white paper analyzes ways in which the right converged platform has the ability to deliver enterprise-class IT to smaller offices without overstretching the budgetary constraints lined to serving ROBO users. Read on to learn four key features and functions of a successful converged ROBO solution.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Louisiana State University puts a 3.2TB of Input Metagenome Data Set to the Test
sponsored by 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

IBM

Leveraging Automation in a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
RESOURCE CENTER: SDDCs employ a unified management platform to provide a centralized single-pane-of-glass view of the entire infrastructure. With the right platform in place, you can use automation and orchestration to not only simplify and accelerate deployments, but to also reduce the cost and risk inherent in relying upon manual processes. Here's how...
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 20 Jul 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Link Between Camel Dung and Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WEBCAST: It is beneficial to know the reasons behind some of the practices that seem second nature in order to know what is the most beneficial for your specific data center. In this informational video, Victor Avelar, Data Center Science Center Director at Schneider Electric, answers multiple questions about data centers that usually go unanswered.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Nov 25, 2014

Schneider Electric

A Colocation Facility That Will Prepare Your Enterprise in the Event of a Disaster
sponsored by CyrusOne
EGUIDE: This exclusive eGuide focuses on two of the major questions to consider when contemplating disaster recovery colocation. In order to make the right decision for your enterprise, IT professionals need to acknowledge all of the factors for evaluating potential colocation providers and locations.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

CyrusOne

Making the Case for Automation
sponsored by Embotics
WEBCAST: As the virtualization infrastructures' scale increases, so too does the difficulty of management. Traditional management techniques can be rendered completely ineffective by virtual data center growth, leading to uncontrolled virtual machine sprawl and wasted hardware resources. Automation may be able to solve these issues. Tune in to learn more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Jun 8, 2016

Embotics

Case Study: Overcome Data Struggles With The Cloud
sponsored by BT
CASE STUDY: This case study details how one medical institute was able to overcome their struggles with their ever-mounting data with a successful migration to the cloud. Access now to learn about how this company was able easily move to the cloud by implementing an advanced, cloud management platform.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

BT

Data Center Power Solutions - The Quake Motion Comic
sponsored by Schneider Electric
VIDEO: In this instructional video shows you first-hand how to use cages in your data center as well as the difference between the wall types, and how they affect the power and cooling of your data center structure.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 09 Jun 2015

Schneider Electric

Modernizing Active Directory for Azure and Office 365
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
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

Dell, Inc.

InfraStruxure Data Center Solution
sponsored by Schneider Electric
VIDEO: In this informational white board video you will gain insight into the benefits of DCIM can have for your company by introducing real life scenarios every data center will encounter. Access now and see how DCIM can provide visibility to your current capacity and enable operators to plan for future capacity needs.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 03 Nov 2011

Schneider Electric

Shadow IT, And What To Do About It.
sponsored by Embotics
WHITE PAPER: This insightful blog entry introduces a cloud management platform that will allow you to create a service catalog of standardized, approved systems, whether in the private, public or hybrid cloud allowing you to deliver business requirements quickly and cost effectively.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 08 Jul 2016

Embotics

Preparing for Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, find out the reasons behind the growing interest in SDDCs, including some of the benefits of adopting SDDCS as well as the next generation architectural design it offers. Access now to find out the answers to some of the trending questions IT leaders are asking about how to prepare for the adoption of SDDCS.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Are Software-Defined Data Centers the Next Frontier of Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: This expert guide delves into the challenges of adopting and managing software-defined data centers. Discover how to overcome these challenges with a successful plan for implementation so that your enterprise can support the needs of a software-defined world.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 18 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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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