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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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Cisco Preparing Its Datacenters for the Next Generation of Virtualization and Hybrid Cloud with Its Application Centric Infrastructure
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines a data center infrastructure solution that optimizes storage, reduces power usage, and more.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Office 365: The In-Depth FAQs
sponsored by Datacom
WHITE PAPER: This resource answers the tricky questions surrounding Office 365. Read on to explore the finer details and take into account your unique circumstances and challenges before making this important decision.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

Datacom

Simplified Systems Management with Dell OpenManage on 13G Dell PowerEdge Servers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Principled Technologies tested the systems management enhancements in the 13th generation of Dell servers along with the newest versions of the Dell OpenManage suite. Get the test results.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

TOPICS:  Data Centers
Dell, Inc.

Top 4 considerations for choosing a converged infrastructure for private clouds
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will walk you through the top 4 considerations for choosing a converged infrastructure for private clouds.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

TOPICS:  Data Centers
Dell, Inc.

Revolutionizing Innovation: When HPC Meets Cloud
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: Access this webcast to explore how cloud computing fits into HPC and learn more about the popular use cases, requirements, and benefits that come with it.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Premiered: Sep 9, 2014

Dell, Inc.

Protect Your Sensitive Data Without Weighting Down Your Networks
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This white paper introduces SafeNet's Network Encryption and Isolation solutions, which ensure data confidentiality and infrastructure isolation for your networks without impacting day-to-day operations, whether in traditional data centers or in the cloud.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

SafeNet, Inc.

Sensitive Data Is Everywhere, So Data Protection Should Be, Too
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This infographic helps you to think about where your data and keys are located and who has access to them, and also presents one company's data protection portfolio, which provides persistent protection of sensitive information at all critical points in its lifecycle.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

SafeNet, Inc.

Relocating or Colocating Your Data Center in the Washington, DC/Baltimore Metro Area?
sponsored by CompuDynamics
RESOURCE: Access this resource to learn how colocation can help you handle these issues. You'll also get insight into whether you should consider retail or wholesale colocation or build your own new data center. Read on to evaluate your requirements and determine the best option for you.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2014


Securing the Path to Consolidation in Today's Data Center
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how multi-layer encryption and centralized key management can enable enterprises to accelerate cloud, virtualization, and data center consolidation initiatives, while retaining the controls they need to protect sensitive data and adhere to internal and external compliance regulations.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

SafeNet, Inc.

The Adventures of Moving To The Cloud
sponsored by INetU Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the challenges and benefits of moving to the cloud. Read on to learn the pitfalls you need to avoid project delays, re-engineering, and cost overruns. You'll also learn the skills and assistance you need to make sure everything goes according to plan.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

INetU Inc.

Advantages of Micron SSDs for Data Centers
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a solid state disk storage solution specifically for data centers.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

Micron Technology

NHS Migration Alert
sponsored by 1e Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the dangers of failing to migrate away from Windows XP and gives tip to ease the migration. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

1e Inc

Virtual Machine Migration Methods in vSphere
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why migrations are useful, the methods that vSphere makes available for you to manually move a virtual machine (VM), and how vSphere can automate the process for you in various scenarios.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

Global Knowledge

How is the Role of the Service Desk Changing in the Age of the Cloud?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this research to learn why service desks need to become more diverse and better integrated. You'll learn how your service desk can leverage automation, mobility, and enhanced visibility and analytic insight in order to proactively complement and inform on traditional ITSM processes.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Case Study: Canadian Cloud at Work
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Check out this case study to learn how one Quebec-based organization was able to find the right partner to aid them during an unprecedented migration to Microsoft Azure. You'll learn how they were able to ensure the success of this ambitious effort. You'll also get essential guidance in planning a similar project.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014

Microsoft

VMware vs. Microsoft: A comparison of top solutions
sponsored by IT Central Station
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: When we purchase anything today, we often turn to online reviews and ratings. Why should enterprise technology purchases be any different? IT Central Station has compiled a comprehensive list of server virtualization vendors and products with reviews from real, verified IT professionals in this premium guide.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014


Manage and deliver Cloud Services with IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Access this webcast to learn how one cloud management solution allows you to quickly deploy and scale on-premise and off-premise cloud services, provision and scale cloud resources, reduce administrator workloads and error-prone manual IT administrator tasks, and more.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Premiered: Dec 5, 2014

IBM

5 Essential Characteristics of a Winning Virtualization Platform
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the 5 essential characteristics of the ideal virtualization environment. You'll get important insight into the virtualization journey and learn how you can deliver high availability, improved disaster recovery, increased reliability, and more.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

VMware

Case Study: Launching a SmartCommunity solution at Toshiba
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines how they were able to implement new software and hardware to deliver the tools necessary to accommodate diverse user demands and project requirements and support their objectives in advancing their Smart Community initiative.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Technology Refresh with Flash Storage for MS Windows 2003 R2 Servers
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This SanDisk Solution Brief outlines Tech refresh options and discusses drivers for change in the Data Center as well as how SanDisk transforms your Data Center and your Microsoft Windows environment.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 03 Nov 2014

SanDisk Corporation

Rethink Your vSphere Virtualization Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a number of new solutions and technologies and examines the potential of Hybrid Cloud. You'll learn how these solutions can shape your virtual infrastructure to evolve to a SDDC environment. Read on to learn how you can lay the foundation for a next generation data center.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

VMware

IaaS Wars. What it means for Technology Vendors?
sponsored by Vembu Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how the demand for IaaS has affected technology vendors.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Vembu Technologies

Exploring the Hosted Private Cloud Market
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this report to explore the market for hosted private cloud solutions. This research evaluates the top 16 providers in the market based on 25 criteria. Read on to get the findings on how well each vendor fulfills enterprise customer requirements to help you select the right partner for your hosted private cloud solution.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Maximize MS Server 2003 Migrations with SanDisk Flash
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Take the next step to transform your datacenter by upgrading your server platform with leading edge Windows Operating Systems and SanDisk flash solutions.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

SanDisk Corporation

Three Compelling Reasons for VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn 3 compelling reasons to consider VMware Virtual SAN. Storage is evolving, and everyone is looking for new ways to deliver more performance while cutting costs. Read on to learn how this approach gives you the flexibility to meet changing demands and handle data growth and storage complexity.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

VMware
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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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