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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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Building the Business Case for the Automated Private Cloud
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This detailed whitepaper will help you form your business case for private cloud computing.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

VMware

Do you Believe the Myths Around Virtualization?
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This important infographic provides facts to debunk some common myths about virtualization
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

VMware

How to Enhance Productivity and Collaboration with Exchange Server 2013
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers a solution that works with Exchange Server 2013 to end your mailbox challenges.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

5 Ways Virtualization Can Protect Your Business Now
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details a virtualization foundation focused on building robust business continuity and disaster recovery.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

VMware

Applications in the Cloud
sponsored by Insight and Red Hat
EGUIDE: This expert guide covers how to deploy applications with Platform-as-a-Service in the cloud.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Insight and Red Hat

Enterprise Best Practices for Cloud PaaS Cloud Computing and Development
sponsored by Insight and Red Hat
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide details the standards, best practices, and strategies for Platform-as-a-Service.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Insight and Red Hat

Key Considerations for VM Battery Life and Restoration
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals 10 common causes of virtual machine restore failure and covers how to create a virtual server battery backup plan.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

IBM

Capacity Planning in your Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by nlyte Software
VIDEO: This webinar will provide a brief overview of the SDDC (including virtualization of servers, storage and networking) and then will focus on the expanded role of critical facilities and its coordination with IT service management in the SDDC.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 17 Sep 2013

nlyte Software

Boost Data Center Agility with Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by nlyte Software
VIDEO: This webinar focuses on how to make your data center more agile with effective infrastructure management.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 26 Jun 2014

nlyte Software

Deliver IT Services Effectively with Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by nlyte Software
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers a data center infrastructure management solution that is built on a flexible framework to allow for IT service management and configuration management database components to connect to the data center.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

nlyte Software

How to Align Your Data Center's Physical Infrastructure with ITIL and ITSM
sponsored by nlyte Software
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this whitepaper is to demonstrate how the alignment of DCIM and ITIL enhances data center operations, and ultimately the IT services provided to businesses.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

nlyte Software

A Strategy for Moving IT into the Era of Cloud Computing
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers a seamless, secure and flexible strategy for reaching the cloud.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Management Tool that Empower IT with a Proactive Approach
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents the results from a recent study interviewing 200 of your peers on the impact that VMware's vCenter Operations Management Suite had on their business.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

VMware

Introduce Data Center Infrastructure Management in 4 Simple Phases
sponsored by nlyte Software
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the value of data center infrastructure management and details four phases for getting started.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

nlyte Software

How to Handle Software Asset Management in the Face of Modern IT Trends
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This important whitepaper covers how to handle software management in light of growing technology trends like the cloud.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

CDW Corporation

A Cloud Model that Maximizes the Benefits of the Public and Private Cloud
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers a third cloud model that brings together the on-premise control of the private cloud with the off-premise flexibility of the public cloud.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2013

VMware

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Management
sponsored by Insight and Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper takes a look at how business continuity has evolved, what your recovery objectives should be, the importance of planning and more.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

Insight and Symantec

IaaS Public Clouds and the Perceived Security Threat
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This important whitepaper reviews security concerns and discusses how the industry has dealt with them, and then explores how these same concerns can be mitigated with a proper cloud strategy.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

A Practical View of NIST's Cloud Definition
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper breaks down the cloud definition created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It consists of five essential cloud characteristics, three service models and four deployment models.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

The Processor Problem: One Size Doesn't Fit
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Matching the processor to a particular task is one way IT organizations can maintain performance while at the same time gaining efficiency in the data center.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

SearchDataCenter.com

Cisco VM-FEX, Adapter FEX, and Nexus 1000v Clarified
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses three Cisco data center server and hypervisor integration technologies—Cisco Nexus 1000v, Cisco VM-FEX, and Cisco Adapter FEX—clarifying their function, purpose, and benefits.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

Disaster Recovery- Virtual World-Overview
sponsored by Insight and Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers a complete overview of disaster recovery from planning to implementation.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Insight and Symantec

Data Center Build vs. Buy Tool
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
RESOURCE: This exclusive resource will create a customized report based off of data unique to your organization to help you see the cost benefits of colocation vs. building your own data center.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Modern Infrastructure Asean August 2014
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: This issue tells the story of a public sector organization in Singapore and its move to cloud computing.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

SearchDataCenter.com

Modern Infrastructure ANZ August 2014
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: This ezine looks at how Australian enterprises have moved applications to the cloud.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

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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