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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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IT Project ANZ: Managing datacentre growth
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: The datacentre market is in the midst of an unprecedented period of growth, driven by enterprise and consumer demand for cloud, internet-based services and connected devices. We explore the strategies organisations in Australia/New Zealand are adopting to meet this demand including software-defined environments, cloud bursting and cloud storage.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 15 Dec 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Shrinks Complexity and Cost for VDI
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations that could gain from desktop and application virtualization have, until now, shied away from it due to the costs and complexities often associated with deployment. Download this white paper to address the challenges to be aware of, and the modern approaches that can end-users are productive.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Dell EMC Intel®

How Unilever Spreads IT Innovation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we find out how consumer goods giant Unilever has changed its thinking about IT to support a global digital transformation. The UK boss of Hewlett Packard Enterprise assesses progress after the first year since HP split in two. And we examine how software development is changing in the enterprise. Read the issue now.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Demystifying storage performance metrics
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: We walk you through the key storage metrics you need to know about, look at how storage array makers present them in their product literature, and how to decode IOPS, latency and read/write performance figures.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

FlexPod: The Ideal Architecture for the Modern Data Center
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EBOOK: This eBook not only addresses an infrastructure solution that has the ability to accelerate application deployment, permit challenging workloads to reach their full potential, enable mission-critical applications to scale easily and cost effectively, and deliver pre-valitdated architectures that are optimized for core business applications.
Posted: 11 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Converged vs Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Why Convergence Is Right for You
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the nature of these two factors and how each one holds up with both converged and hyperconverged systems in order for you to make an educated decision about which one should be implemented in your data center.
Posted: 11 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Breaking Away from the Vicious Vendor Audit Cycle
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about six key ways that you can prepare and navigate a vendor audit, access some of the pitfalls of license management, get clarification on how your enterprise should operate in a post-audit world, and more.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2016

BDNA

Why FlexPod Is Right for Your Data Center
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an IT infrastructure that uses a unique approach to convergence by providing a bridge between legacy architectures and evolving cloud and big data models.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

FlexPod Converged Infrastructure the Right Solution for an Array of Workloads
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief offers information about a pre-engineered, converged infrastructure solution that accelerates deployment, improves scalability, and offers almost unlimited flexibility and agility. Check out how some of the challenges in the departments of government, financial and healthcare can be conquered with the help of this solution.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Is Your Business Omnidextrous?
sponsored by IBM
PODCAST: This podcast identifies a mission critical system that is allowing customers to simplify their business, respond to challenges and transform their complex platforms into one simplified system. This technology platform enables you to rapidly develop next-generation applications and analytics by using a single infrastructure.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2016

IBM

Ctac Drives Competitive Advantage with Real-Time Cloud Apps on SAP HANA
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Ctac, an ICT solution provider and SAP Value Added Reseller, wanted to enable its customers to gain the advantages of real-time analytics, without imposing high, up-front investments in new infrastructure. Access this case study to learn how they achieved this goal with a scalable, flexible cloud infrastructure for S/4HANA.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2016

IBM

Recovering from Ransomware: Data Protection Strategy Guide
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: With a constantly evolving IT landscape, the nature of disaster recovery planning is changing rapidly. Now, rather than just preparing for a natural disaster or manmade event, IT professionals must also be prepared to recover from ransomware and other cyberattacks. In this e-guide you will learn 2 quick steps for recovering from ransomware.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Citrix

Storage Networking Technology Steps Up to Performance Challenges
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
EGUIDE: Storage network technology is changing and speed is the name of the game. To handle the burgeoning data growth, organizations require technology that can circumvent performance bottlenecks. This eguide discusses new storage technologies, such as fibre channel (FC) and NVM express (NVMe), designed to increase connectivity and minimize latency.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 06 Dec 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

Why You Should Be Ready to Expand Your Current Virtual Environment to Adopt Hyperconvergence
sponsored by Lenovo
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide analyzes the main benefits that accompany a hyperconverged environment, as well as how to perform a solid business case by calculating the costs of migrating or integrating with your existing compute, storage and network facilities.See if you are ready to hyperconverge your architecture by answering these simple questions.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Lenovo

Picking the Best Approach for Hyperconverged Success
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of two of the most popular approaches IT professionals should use to choosing the right service provider for their enterprises environment. Also, check out some of the main aspects to look for in an HCI solution.
Posted: 08 Dec 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

SimpliVity

2016 State of Hyperconverged Infrastructure
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies the outcome that customers expect to see from a hyperconverged infrastructure solution, some of the expectations they may have, and how the reality of this solution might live up to them. Also, check out some of the reasons why customers are not considering hyperconverged infrastructures yet.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2016

SimpliVity

Modern Infrastructure E-zine – November/December 2016
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: In this month's Modern Infrastructure e-zine, take a look at the data management market and how you can equip your management infrastructure for the big data trend, how to prevent kernel breakouts and ensure the security of container-based workloads, strategies for simplifying today's data center networks, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 17 Nov 2016

SearchDataCenter.com

How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white 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. Read on to learn more and how to increase your data center's overall business value.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2012

Schneider Electric

Top 10 Best Practises for Data Center Operations
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
EGUIDE: In this e-guide discover 10 best practices for managing your data center to keep it running in top-condition. Learn how to optimize your datacenter by regulating rack level capacity, working with the IT infrastructure tools you have, focusing on configuration management, and more by clicking inside.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

The SDN Charge and the New Role in Mobile Security
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
EGUIDE: Take a closer look at the benefits and challenges of an SDN-WAN and network function virtualization (NFV) deployment. Additionally, this guide illustrates SDN's new security methodologies, which are reshaping mobile security today.
Posted: 14 Nov 2016 | Published: 11 Nov 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Determine Which Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Service Provider is right for your SDDC
sponsored by Stratoscale
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide focuses on some of the main features an effective HCI should have including simplicity, intelligibility, as well as the costs and support capabilities to look for from service providers. It also introduces a HCI that offer compute, storage and network virtualization, along with a database management system.
Posted: 11 Nov 2016 | Published: 06 Nov 2016

Stratoscale

It's Time for DevOps and IT Ops to Work Together and Manage the New Integrated Data Center Trend
sponsored by ServiceNow
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide analyzes the ways in which dev ops and IT ops professionals will have to work in a cross-functional team, the specific skills they will need to adopt as well as some of the challenges they will face during the integration process.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 24 Oct 2016

ServiceNow

Overcoming Speedbumps During an AWS Migration: Don't Leave Behind Legacy Apps
sponsored by UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services
EGUIDE: Overcome the potential problems associated with AWS migration: In this guide, you will receive expert insight to ensure you've invested enough prep into configuration management before migrating to AWS. Additionally, identify 6 crucial steps in the AWS app migration process.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services

The Enterprise Guide to SAP HANA's Cloud Models and Migration Checklist
sponsored by UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services
EGUIDE: If you're considering HANA but are unsure about SAP's models of cloud computing, you'll want to fully outline your deployment options before migration. Discover three options for cloud-based HANA, as well as 6-point checklist for crafting a successful cloud migration strategy.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services

Utilizing Data-aware Storage in the Age of Convergence
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Access the latest on converged, data-aware storage architectures, which seek to improve performance optimization through smart deduplication and compression schemes, app-aligned caching and tiering, policy-definable QoS, and data protection schemes. Additionally, discover why flash is crucial to convergence.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

IBM
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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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