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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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Hybrid Cloud Is About Choice
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Hybrid cloud computing integrates cloud resources with traditional IT infrastructure to ensure security, high performance, and accelerated application delivery. Read this resource to discover how you can leverage hybrid cloud to extend IT's agility and support new business models.
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

IBM

CW Nordics February 2017
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this first issue of CW Nordics in 2017, we take a look what CIOs in the region are expecting in the year ahead. We asked a select group of CIOs and analysts in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden what IT projects are at the top their priority lists.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Finding Success Through Product Flexibility and a Customer-Centric Approach
sponsored by Pivot3
ANALYST REPORT: More and more companies are looking to hyperconverged infrastructure to increase their agility and scalability to rapidly adapt to new business initiatives. Access this IDC report to learn more about the growing hyperconvered infrastructure market and how it could impact your data center.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Pivot3

Your Guide to Embedding SDN in Data Centers, From Start to Finish
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: The SDN data center may be the future, but that doesn't mean it's a simple transition. This guide helps networking pros determine necessary next steps.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

SearchNetworking.com

Virtual Resort Manager Reaps Benefits of Cloud Computing
sponsored by Peak10
CASE STUDY: Software development company Virtual Resort Manager (VRM) needed a way to ensure constant system up-time in spite of physical limitations. Access this case study to find out what VRM did to handle their public and private cloud needs, as well as managed security services.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

Peak10

Matrix42-CS-UEM(EM)-0057-Stadt Konstanz-Takes the complexity out of desktop management (Web)
sponsored by Matrix42
CASE STUDY: Download this case study to discover how one company was able to take the complexity out of desktop management. See how they simplified the entire communication process between the IT department and end users and were able to eliminate waiting times.
Posted: 14 Feb 2017 | Published: 14 Feb 2017

Matrix42

Data Center Monitoring Tools and Tips to Keep IT in the Know
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Data center admins have a seemingly never-ending to-do list when it comes to infrastructure monitoring. From server to equipment monitoring, it's a practice that's often difficult to juggle. Read on to view five tips to fine-tune your data center monitoring, including how to increase security and scalability.
Posted: 14 Feb 2017 | Published: 13 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Computer Weekly – 14 February 2017: Under surveillance – what the Investigatory Powers Act means for business
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, the UK government has passed the Investigatory Powers Act, labelled a "snoopers' charter" that expands the scope of state surveillance – but what does it mean for businesses? We find out what digital transformation means in the fire and rescue service. And we examine the public cloud and storage. Read the issue now.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 14 Feb 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Data Center Strategies to Extend Your Facility's Life Span
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: When your data center runs out of space, power or cooling, you have some difficult decisions to make—all the more challenging if you're transferring computing to the cloud or a hosting site. Download this guide to learn how to establish strong data center strategies for extending your facility's lifespan and optimize uptime.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 10 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Which Mainframe Monitoring Tool is Right for You?
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Robert Crawford, systems programmer, has outlined the pros and cons of three different types of mainframe monitoring tools. Learn how to determine which one will best meet your performance, resource, and diagnostic data needs.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 08 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

CW ASEAN February 2017: On-premise vs off-premise creates storage balancing act
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: Storage is moving to the cloud in ASEAN, according to Computer Weekly/Techtarget's 2017 IT Priorities research, with 40% of ASEAN-based IT decision makers planning a cloud storage initiative in 2017 and 40% planning a cloud backup initiative.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 10 Feb 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Asia/Pacific Cloud Systems Management Software Vendor Shares
sponsored by VMware
ANALYST REPORT: This IDC study examines vendor shares of the Asia/Pacific cloud systems management software market. Read on to leverage the right offering to manage workload performance, monitor configuration, and provision across the various flavors of cloud deployment.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 10 Feb 2017

VMware

Five Essentials to Formulate More Effective Data Center Network Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Do you have a strategy set in stone for modern data center networking? This resource serves as your essential guide in formulating an effective 2017 data center network management strategy. Delve in for 5 can't-miss recommendations from our experts in evolving your data center as network requirements do so.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 08 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Navigating the Data Center: Building a Shutdown Procedure and New Networking Architecture
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Although policy and process are critical for modern IT, data center admins are often unprepared to shut off things when the need arises. Download now to conceive and test a proper data center shutdown procedure; you'll also discover how to navigate the troubles modern data center networking architectures pose.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Why IT Is Slowly Embracing Composable Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: In this guide, you'll discover how to simplify IT orchestration and improve dynamic resource allocation with a combined composable infrastructure and OpenStack-based hybrid cloud platform. Read on to both meet expanding workload demands and improve access to on-premises IT resources.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Data Center Capacity Planning: Accounting for IoT, Considering Containers, and Combatting Unpredictability
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: This exclusive guide illustrates 5 key tips to help you tackle data center capacity planning. Read on to receive advice on how to prepare for IoT projects, use MIPS and MSU to measure mainframe capacity, and more.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Abandoning the Narrative of Containers vs. Hypervisors and VMs
sponsored by Red Hat
EGUIDE: IT pros often pit hypervisors against containers—but is the debate really that simple? In this expert-guide learn about the current state of these technologies, and why the 2 systems are far more productive when synchronized. Read on to see why containers currently out-perform hypervisors, how VMs are quickly closing that gap, and much more.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 03 Feb 2017

Red Hat

Getting to Know Server Memory Types and Breaking down VM Compatibility in the Evolving IT Space
sponsored by Red Hat
EGUIDE: Discover how to protect server memory reliability, boost the performance of memory devices, and prevent VM corruption with the instruction on supporting simultaneous virtual machines in this guide. Read on as our experts demonstrate how to achieve cross-hypervisor compatibility, as well.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 03 Feb 2017

Red Hat

CoreOS Is Raising the Bar on Commercial Container Tools
sponsored by CoreOS
WHITE PAPER: How did one company reposition itself as the "go-to" for container solutions? In this paper, Enterprise Strategy Group covers the recent announcements made by CoreOS. Gain an understanding of what these announcements mean for the container market, end users, and more.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

CoreOS

Direct NFS Access Technical Overview with Veeam Availability Suite v9
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Today's workers need anytime, anywhere access to their business applications. Access this technical overview to learn about the Direct NFS Access feature in detail for VMware environments, and how this will impact your data center's availability.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Veeam Software

Colocation: How to Decide, What to Know, Where to Go
sponsored by Colospace Inc.
EGUIDE: Building and managing your own data center can be a pain. Colocation is the popular alternative. Access this e-guide to see if colocation is right for your business and, if so, how to choose a vendor and prepare a successful transition strategy.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 02 Feb 2017

Colospace Inc.

Anticipate Data Center Challenges With An IT Monitoring Strategy
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide by Cloud Consultant Jim O'Reilly, you'll address three common data center challenges, as well as how IT monitoring can help make solving them simple. Download now to see the essentials.
Posted: 07 Feb 2017 | Published: 07 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Cut Costs, Reduce Complexity, and Drive Availability for the Always-On Enterprise
sponsored by Veeam Software
EBRIEF: This IDC Executive Brief discusses the cost and complexity challenges stemming from legacy backup infrastructure, as well as the cost drivers and best practices that IT managers need to consider when choosing a modern data protection solution.
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Veeam Software

Software-Defined Storage: Delivering Greater Business Value and ROI
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
WHITE PAPER: Because apps, data, and business requirements are all rapidly evolving, legacy storage infrastructure simply can't keep up. Fortunately, software-defined storage (SDS) architecture delivers both the agility and the cost savings IT shops need. Read on to delve into SDS essentials and SDS's role in the modern data center.
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

Hedvig Inc

Computer Weekly – 7 February 2017: Computer power pushes the boundaries
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the ways chip engineers are looking beyond silicon to keep pushing the limits of Moore's Law. We find out about serverless computing and how it could deliver what many firms want from the cloud. And we look at the importance of culture change to digital transformation. Read the issue now.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Published: 07 Feb 2017

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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