A data center is an owned or rented physical location in which computing infrastructure assets are housed, managed and secured for the purpose of storing applications and data for computing operations. Many corporate data centers are privately owned and operated; some other organizations “colocate,” maintain and operate their owned equipment in a secured third party facility shared with other customers. Commercial data centers also offer managed services to operate and maintain customer equipment.


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Emerging TechnologiesSoftware defined networking (SDN) is a promising technology, but it often lacks a compelling "must do" deadline to trigger immediate deployments.
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OpinionInstead of predicting what will happen in the technology industry for the rest of this year, here’s a different approach.
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BlogThe future of the mainframe for our enterprise clients: How Big Iron workloads will evolve.
NewsOptimism about business growth and a rising sense of alarm at security breaches are shaping U.S. banks' tech spending plans for 2015.
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