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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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Take Control Over Your Application Performance
sponsored by Citrix
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

Better Storage Management for Data Growth
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to find out how to meet the data challenge with software-defined storage. VMware Virtual SAN is a new storage technology that makes managing enterprise data easier. Get a closer look at its core features.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Intel Corporation

The 451 Group: What keeps the enterprise collaboration sector up at night? It's Citrix.
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a comprehensive package of tools from Citrix that combines elements of mobility, virtualization, file sharing, and collaboration. Read on to find out how this approach stands apart from the competition by delivering collaboration capabilities for real-world requirements.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

Citrix

Experience a Next-Gen Server Performance Advantage with SanDisk Cache and Dell PowerEdge
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
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

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Get the Most from your EMM deployment
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the most complete enterprise mobility management solution available to enable mobile workforce productivity and collaboration. Read on to learn how this approach provides full data security, control for IT, and a consumer-like experience designed with users in mind.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Citrix

Evaluate Several ADC solutions To Find the Best Fit For a Data Center
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the performance of several NetScaler models compared to other ADC solutions.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

Citrix

Business Agility in the Cloud
sponsored by Verizon
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

Verizon

Data Center Storage Evolution - Executive Summary
sponsored by Siemon Company
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines these three important configurations and takes a close look at the connection technologies associated with them, including SAN over IP and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2014

Siemon Company

How To Achieve Security in a World Where Developers Rule
sponsored by Rackspace
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

Rackspace

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: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2014

Rackspace

State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014
sponsored by Verizon
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

Verizon

Logistics Business Delivers Worldwide Success
sponsored by Dell
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines a case study in which MBS Logistics, a worldwide service provider, was able to transform its IT infrastructure, gain a single point of contact and simplify their procurement process.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Dell

Veeam Up: Availability for the Modern Data Center: Business & IT Perspectives
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how virtualization will make your applications run better, scale faster, become easier to manage and deliver availability that exceeds SLAs.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Veeam Software

Top 10 Considerations for Getting Started with VMware Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
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
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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

Info-Tech Research declares IBM a Champion in Systems Management
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by VMware
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

How to Meet the Growing Demands on IT: Four Steps Along the Path
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, gain critical insights into a new "service broker" model of IT operations that can provide end users with faster service, enable IT teams to undertake more strategic projects, and allow management to see more clearly IT's business contributions.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Rackspace

The Digital Dividend: First-Mover Advantage
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explains the advantage that technology pioneers have over the competition.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Verizon

IBM SmartCloud software delivers an affordable and highly scalable service desk solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: How can you keep pace with your rapidly developing IT environment? Access this video to learn about a next-generation service and asset management approach that's built to reduce costs and minimize disruptions through, automated service request handling, efficient change management, optimized asset lifecycle management, and more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

IBM

A New Approach to Simplify Your Data Center Transformation
sponsored by Cisco & NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can fast-track your Microsoft Cloud deployment and transform the way your IT delivers services with an industry-leading converged infrastructure platform.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Cisco & NetApp

CW Europe – November Edition
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this issue of CW Europe find out the winners of our Best of VMworld Europe 2014 user awards, which were recently unveiled at an awards ceremony in Barcelona. Find out why all of our five winners were crowned champions at VMworld Europe 2014, along with two honorable mentions due to a high number of quality projects.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Preparing K - 12 Education Infrastructure for Online Assessment: The Top Five Technology Priorities
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: This Center for Digital Education (CDE) paper points to the top 5 technology priorities school districts need to focus on for online assessment. This paper provides steps that budget-conscious and resource-limited districts can take to create a technology-enhanced environment while meeting standards for assessment.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Insight
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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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