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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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Discover an Integrated IT Platform Designed for Branch Offices and Small and Medium Enterprise Locations
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Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

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Take Control Over Your Application Performance
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a solution that can help you overcome 9 key datacenter and cloud architecture challenges.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Citrix

Experience a Next-Gen Server Performance Advantage with SanDisk Cache and Dell PowerEdge
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TRANSCRIPT: SanDisk DAS Cache is a server-level caching solution for direct attached storage (DAS), which accelerates application performance. Brought to you by Dell, and using next-generation and R920 Dell PowerEdge™ servers, this solution can enable substantial performance increases for workloads such as OLTP, OLAP, HPC, and Business Analytics.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

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How is the Cloud Delivering Business Agility?
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the cloud's journey from hype to reality and its transformation into a proven technology. Read on to learn how the cloud can deliver reduced costs and improved agility, integration, manageability, and performance. You'll also learn the importance of finding the right partner and plan to get the most out of the cloud.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

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How To Achieve Security in a World Where Developers Rule
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VIDEO: This webcast features Rackspace Cloud Solutions Architect Jaret Chiles, and Senior Product Security Engineer Matt Tesauro, who explain how to secure your applications in the cloud.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Premiered: 09 Jun 2014

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State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the current state of cloud computing and get insight into the future of the cloud. You'll learn why the debate between public and private models is now moot. You'll also learn how cloud is redefining IT's relevance to the business as well as tips to ensure the security of your cloud deployments.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

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Top 10 Considerations for Getting Started with VMware Virtualization
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the top 10 considerations for planning your move to virtualization in order to avoid the most popular complications that occur during the process. You'll explore security and compliance concerns, the pros and cons of choosing virtual storage over traditional storage, and more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VMware

Evolving SRM to Meet Enterprise IT's Long-term Challenges
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WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn about a management application that monitors your storage infrastructure and automates management processes.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Endpoint Management for Data Centers - Under the Hood of a Data Center
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WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive infographic to learn more about the current threat landscape and how you can improve security with effective endpoint management.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

Vendor Landscape: Systems Management
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WHITE PAPER: Access this guide to examine an evaluation of 13 competitors in the systems management market. You'll be able to compare products based on functionality and price and get insight into where the market is going. On top of this, you'll learn what sets IBM apart from the competition in the systems management market.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

All you need to know about Bash bug and how to protect your data with IBM Endpoint Manager
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how the "Bash bug" allows attackers to execute malicious code within a bash shell, allowing them to gain access to confidential information by taking control of the operating system. It also highlights how you can better identify which systems are vulnerable and protect your endpoints and data from this bug.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

IBM

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Virtualize
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about the benefits of server virtualization. You'll learn about the benefits you can expect with virtualization, including, cost savings, streamlined manageability, maximized uptime, improved business continuity and security, and more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

VMware

Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT
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WHITE PAPER: Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity, and perhaps even application development.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

PowerVM Virtualization Essentials
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WHITE PAPER: PowerVM is the virtualization environment for AIX, Linux, and IBM i running on the IBM POWER hardware platform. This white paper provides an overview of PowerVM concepts, architecture, terminology, and capabilities.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

Staying Ahead of the Game by Rethinking the Data Center
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explains the advantage that technology pioneers have over the competition.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Verizon

Understanding NIST's Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: Part I
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WHITE PAPER: This second white paper in a series on Cloud Computing Reference Architecture focuses on the activities, processes, and requirements that cloud players need to follow in order to ensure a successful delivery of cloud services. It addresses the three active cloud players that may be involved in delivering cloud services to cloud consumers.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

IBM PowerLinux Big Data Solutions
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VIDEO: Take a look at this brief video to see why organizations are switching to a Linux-based IT infrastructures to handle big data.
Posted: 03 Nov 2014 | Premiered: 05 Jul 2012

IBM

Data Centers at Your Door: Prefabricated Modules from Schneider Electric
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VIDEO: Prefabricated data centers allow you to do just this. Access this video to learn how prefabricated IT and hydronics modules from Schneider Electric allow you to deliver a flexible and efficient data center built specifically for your needs without any of the guesswork.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 12 Jun 2014

Schneider Electric

Simplify the Planning Process for Data Center Projects
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine a methodology for planning your data center project that's designed to improve the quality and speed of the results. You'll learn how basing your planning around 4 tasks will allow you to ensure that the right people are able to make the right decisions in the right order to maximize efficiency.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

Schneider Electric

The Total Economic Impact Of INetU’s Managed Server And Infrastructure Hosting
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WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the total economic impact and the real-world value of INetU's Managed Hosting services. You'll also get better insight into how this solution allows you to manage your networking and server environments so that you can focus on using the system data to run your day-to-day operations, improving efficiency and capaci
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

INetU Inc.

Take Advantage of the Flexibility Behind Prefabricated Data Center Modules
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VIDEO: This video examines how prefabricated data center modules allow you to build your data center as your needs change, as opposed to the all-at-once approach of traditional builds. You'll also learn how prefabricated modules can scale to meet the exact business requirement, shortening the design cycle without limiting future flexibility.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 13 Jan 2014

Schneider Electric

Why is Schneider Electric the Right Choice for Prefabricated Data Centers?
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VIDEO: So why is Schneider Electric the right choice for prefabricated data centers? This video examines the proven experience, broad offering of prefab modules, detailed designs, and industry-leading, integrated DCIM software that put Schneider Electric ahead when it comes to prefabricated data centers.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 13 Jan 2014

Schneider Electric

Top 3 Use Cases for Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand
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EBRIEF: This exclusive whitepaper explores three top use cases for a virtual private cloud.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

VMware

CW Europe – November Edition
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Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

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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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