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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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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

Private Cloud vs. Virtual Data Center
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how a private cloud infrastructure builds on the capabilities that virtualization already provides.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

Dell and Microsoft

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

Woking Colocation Data Center: A 9-Point Evaluation
sponsored by Richardsoneyres
CASE STUDY: The following document provides a 9-point evaluation of the Woking Colocation data center and examines many of the capabilities that make this a strong contender for those searching for a flexible data center vendor.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Richardsoneyres

Redhill Colocation Data Centre: A 9-Point Evaluation
sponsored by Richardsoneyres
CASE STUDY: The following document provides a 9-point evaluation of the Redhill Colocation data center and examines many of the capabilities that make this a strong contender for those searching for a flexible data center vendor.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 07 Apr 2015

Richardsoneyres

Why data centres can be an expensive business
sponsored by Richardsoneyres
RESOURCE: This resource explains the drive to colocation in order to reduce costs and increase profitability in data centers.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Richardsoneyres

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

Agility in the Data Center
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: By choosing to adopt SDN, admins can make their IT teams as more agile.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Apr 2015

SearchDataCenter.com

Don't Let Colocation Bring You Down
sponsored by Richardsoneyres
RESOURCE: This resource highlights several benefits behind a colocation site, and why you shouldn't fear data center migrations.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

Richardsoneyres

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

Event insight: Key takeaways from Cloud Expo Europe and Data Centre World
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report looks at the key talking points from the recent Cloud Expo Europe and Data Centre World events.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

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.

Why you shouldn't delay a move from Windows Server 2003
sponsored by Lenovo
EGUIDE: This e-guide addresses the consequences that some shops could endure if they plan to stick with Server 2003 after its end-of-life. Learn tips to avoid these consequences, and what's drawing organizations to Windows Server 2012 and Azure.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

Lenovo

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®

Modern Infrastructure – March 2015
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: Scale-out storage has traditionally added nodes to grow a company's storage capacity. But object storage and other new technologies are going beyond NAS to rein in large data.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 12 Mar 2015

SearchDataCenter.com
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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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