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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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Cisco UCS and Intel Xeon Processors: 100 World-Record Performance Results
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR
WHITE PAPER: If you are looking to get the optimal performance out of your data center processers than you should look no further than Cisco's architecture offerings, which have set performance with their first-to-market results.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR

ATC Test Labs - Multi-Vendor Showcase Designed to Simplify the Complex
sponsored by NetApp and WWT
WHITE PAPER: This multi-vendor showcase is designed to offload expensive and time-consuming internal test processes and assist in solution development. Read on to find out more about flash storage use cases and benefits.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

NetApp and WWT

Making the Right Flash Memory Storage Array Buying Decision: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights a next-gen, all-flash storage array architecture that delivers the performance that flash has to offer and facilitates the non-disruptive introduction of real-time, inline deduplication into production environments as well other necessary storage management technologies to optimize available flash capacity.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Case Study: Working together to create renewable resources
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
VIDEO: This case study explores the relationship between an organization and an infrastructure provider to maintain their super computers. Learn how that by maintaining their super computers, is helping to maintain their data center and renewable resources and together improving the quality of life.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 01 Jul 2014

Cisco & Fujitsu

Cutting a Public Cloud Provider Out of Your Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: Download this expert e-guide now to learn how to develop a backup strategy that will mitigate the risks associated with public cloud providers, including how to select a provider with environments that are fully compatible with existing workloads and more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

VMware

New CTO Previews VMware Hybrid Cloud Strategy Beyond DRaaS
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide features an interview with VMware's newest chief technology officer, exploring how they are revamping their vCloud hybrid services.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

VMware

SDN and NFV in the Modern Data Center
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a guide to understanding the impact and benefits of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization.  Read on to learn more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Brocade

OpenStack®Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier (Part 4)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
EBOOK: The following 4th chapter of the e-book, OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier intends to explain how cloud computing can be a solution to many of the most common problems facing data centers today.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier (Part 3)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
EBOOK: The following third chapter of the e-book, OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier intends to explain how cloud computing can be a solution to many of the most common problems facing data centers today.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier (Part 2)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
EBOOK: The following e-book intends to explain how cloud computing can be a solution to many of the most common problems facing data centers today. Additionally, this resource highlights the cutting-edge technology that can help resolve many of these challenges today and in the future.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Maintain Less. Create More.
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn how Red Hat can help you lower operating costs by up to 34%.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Cloud Migration: A Security Architect Case Study
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This use case describes CenturyLink's partnership with a global shipping and logistics firm looking to adopt cloud technologies to lower IT support costs and refocus its resources.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Managing Virtualization Everywhere
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how a leading product employs hardware and management systems that keep virtualization the primary focus. Learn how this product provides a central point of management while keeping in mind virtualization.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Practitioner’s Guide to the VMware vCloud Suite: Top Five Questions
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper to learn about a comprehensive set of cloud computing products allowing businesses and service providers to provide IT as a service.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

High-Performance Computing: Speeding up the decision making process for businesses
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how businesses are increasingly utilizing high performance computing. Learn about analyzing terabyte and petabyte databases and how it speeds up the decision making process, while not having an increasing price tag.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Examining hyper-convergence and converged infrastructure
sponsored by Zones, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines the problems that hyper-convergence solves, the differences between converged infrastructure, and what the future landscape of the hyper-converged market will bring
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Zones, Inc.

Kaminario’s CEO on Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant
sponsored by Kaminario
WEBCAST: This webcast features Kaminario founder and CEO, Dani Golan, who explains why Kaminario is being praised and how implementing an all-flash storage array can optimize your datacenter.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Sep 17, 2014

Kaminario

Best Practices for Big Data and Big File Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine large file storage with respect to big data, including their importance as well as how to address the special challenges associated with big file data.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Partly Cloudy with a chance to fill up disk space
sponsored by CloudPhysics
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to find out about a cloud storage analytics solution that can help your organization be more efficient, effective, and proactive in storage capacity management.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

CloudPhysics

Strategically Source Your Next Data Centre
sponsored by Digital Realty
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the key research findings of a survey about the motivations and priorities of data center investment. Learn about the best ways to strategically source your IT infrastructure and how to make the right decisions for your organization about data center investment.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Digital Realty

SoftLayer Gaming Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers how the video game industry can turn to infrastructure that will allow them to meet the demands of their users.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

IBM

Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX End User Computing for 2,000 VMware View 5.1.2 Users
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document reports the results of a study evaluating the scalability of VMware View 5.1 environment on Cisco UCS B-Series B200 M3 Blade Servers running VMware ESXi 5.1 hypervisor software connected to an EMC VNX 5500 Storage Array.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Stop the Finger-Pointing: Managing Tier 1 Applications with VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will show you how to take a new approach the operations management that will help IT identify the source of problems and end the constant finger pointing.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Oct 2012

VMware, Inc.

Data Centre Co-location: An easy decision; a difficult choice
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Clive Longbottom and Bernt Østergaard offer guidelines for those wanting to move to a co-location facility and who want to make sure their selection procedures cover all the criteria required to make the appropriate choice.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.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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