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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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A Data Center Fabric is Critical to a Next-Generation Data Center
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores the need for a data center fabric in your next-generation data center.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Five Secrets of Highly Effective Data Centers
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores five secrets of highly effective data centers.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Converged infrastructure impact on VDI
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine what technologies and industry trends had the most impact on VDI in 2013. Read on now, and learn what solutions such as hyper-converged infrastructure can do for virtual desktops such as reduce complexity and use fewer components.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Cloud Management in a Hybrid World
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester report: How the infrastructure/operations (I&O) role changes in a hybrid cloud world. How they accelerate the cloud application delivery life cycle to exceed business expectations of cloud & Which management capabilities must be mastered to take on the role of hybrid cloud manager.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2013

Red Hat

Dell Wyse Datacenter for Microsoft VDI and vWorkspace
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Explore this technical whitepaper to learn about a converged datacenter solution that can help you meet your virtual desktop infrastructure objectives with a number of deployment options. Included in this document is the overall reference architecture for Dell Wyse Datacenter for Microsoft VDI and vWorkspace. Click on the link to learn more.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

Dell and Microsoft

Enabling Efficient Data Center Monitoring
sponsored by AccelOps Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an all-in-one software application that enables you to monitor and improve service levels, optimize IT resources, and reduce risk. Read now to learn about the functionality this unified Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), performance, and availability monitoring tool offers.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

AccelOps Inc.

OpenStack: The Platform of Choice for Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This infographic is the outcome of an IDG Connect survey of 200 US enterprise decision makers that includes adoption plans for OpenStack, the platform of choice for private cloud development and deployment.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Maximize XenApp Global High Availability and Security
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Find out which application virtualization and delivery solutions are capable of working together to provide you with both high availability and stellar security.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Citrix

Data Center 2025:Exploring the Possibilities
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Find out what many key industry influencers believe the data center of 2025 will look like.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

Emerson Network Power

IDC Technology Spotlight: Securing the Blended Data Center
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This IDC report shares critical tips on how to secure a blended IT environment featuring physical data centers and cloud computing.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Top Five Mistakes in Consolidating and Virtualizing the Data Center
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits and potential challenges that come with data center consolidation and virtualization.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Data Center Transformation: Virtualization and the Cloud
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This interactive guide outlines some key parts of your data center framework and explores solutions for performance optimization.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Examining Integrated Infrastructure Deployment Problems
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn from the experts about the challenges of adding a converged infrastructure solution to an existing data center, and examine the numerous potential migration problems you may face when moving from one infrastructure platform to another. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 19 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

OpenManage Integration for Vmware vCenter with Dell Repository Manager
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Explore this technical whitepaper to learn how you can create custom repositories and manage your firmware update lifecycle directly using Dell Repository Manageer in a VMware vCenter environment. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

American Performance Carmaker Sets Pace for Growth with Data Center Refresh
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
CASE STUDY: Explore this brief case study to learn how Shelby American was able to reduce server space, increase storage capacity, reduce their car design cycles, cut power consumption, and improve their customer responsiveness all with an IT infrastructure refresh. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Case Study: Dell Infrastructure Helps Shape the Future of Space Research
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
CASE STUDY: Check out this case study to learn how Odyssey Space Research was able to gain a powerful, converged compute, storage, and networking infrastructure by deploying Dell blade arrays, and enabled their engineers to develop new control and navigation systems for the next generation of spacecraft control. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Secure financial futures with converged IT
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
CASE STUDY: Explore this case study to learn how First Command, a leading financial services firm for government and military families, optimized their IT infrastructure with a converged Dell server and networking hardware deployment. Read on to learn how this organization gained benefits, and how you can benefit from such a deployment.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Feeling Pressured to Move to the Hybrid Cloud?
sponsored by Arrow and GTRI
WHITE PAPER: This expert whitepaper offers up 10 mock tips for contrarians who don't believe in the hybrid cloud.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 19 Jun 2014

Arrow and GTRI

Starting the Journey to Managed Infrastructure Services - A Guide to Selecting Initial Workloads for Migration
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details how managed infrastructure services can help IT keep up with the next-generation IT models organizations are adopting.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 19 Jun 2014

Rackspace

Examining Cloud Computing Threats and Mitigations
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide details the new threats that come with cloud computing and how you should deal with them.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 19 Jun 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Driving Innovation and Agility with Cloud
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: IT leadership used to focus on operations—now it's focused on innovation. Listen as two industry leaders discuss how cloud is transforming the role of the CIO.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 24, 2014

Dell, Inc.

Outsourcing Infrastructure: An Insightful TCO Analysis of On-Premise vs. Outsourced Workloads
sponsored by Rackspace
WEBCAST: This exclusive whitepaper will help you make an informed decision on whether or not you should outsource your IT services.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 18, 2014

Rackspace

How to Meet the Growing Demands on IT - 4 Steps along the Path
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details a four step process you must take in order for IT to stay ahead of your growing demands.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Rackspace

DR-to-the-Cloud Best Practices
sponsored by Rackspace
WEBCAST: This exclusive whitepaper will provide you with a set of best practices for disaster recovery in the cloud.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 18, 2014

Rackspace

Why Data Center Convergence is in Your Future
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Read this exclusive whitepaper to learn how you can take advantage of data center convergence and realize instant benefits to your datacenter today.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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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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