Data Center

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.


Data professionals continue to be among the most in-demand in the job market, but what they earn -- or you should be paying -- depends on industry experience, location, technical skills, and contribution to the bottom line. This week we look at how data professionals can earn top dollar, depending on job focus, certifications earned, and skill concentrations. In part one we look at the top paying data certifications.
FeatureThe intriguing plot twist here is something seems a bit off with Intel's data center business, which makes chips for computer servers and other essential equipment for the world's computing backbones.
NewsThis might be the year in which the software-defined data center (SDDC) becomes a fixture in corporate America, according to a new report from cloud security provider HyTrust.
FeatureWorldwide IT spending is expected to decline by 0.5% this year, but spending on IT services, software, and data center technology is projected to increase, research firm Gartner predicts.
FeatureSelecting the right location for a European data center is as much about power consumption and energy efficiency as it is about proximity to end customers and connectivity reach to target markets.
NewsFacebook Inc. is gaining a powerful new ally -- Google -- in its quest to popularize low-cost systems to handle the massive amount of information flowing through corporate data centers.
FeatureThe entire data center is evolving. Five years from now, every organization of any size will look at its data center in a completely different light.
NewsRevenue from Azure -- Microsoft’s platform that sells data center-based computing power and services -- more than doubled as customers signed up for pricier offerings that can handle machine learning and process large reams of information.
NewsGrowing adoption of cloud-based storage and the need for better utilization of data center storage systems has raised the demand for data center SAN offerings.
FeatureThe complexity of having to manage two completely separate environments becomes an inhibitor to growth because data governance, security and protection will now have separate technologies, methodologies and procedures.
NewsMariaDB Corporation, whose open-source database software powers Wikipedia, received $9 million in equity financing from investors including Intel Corp.
NewsSpending on information technology worldwide is expected to see little growth in 2016, although organizations will pony up more for data center technology, software, and IT services.
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