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.

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. Inc. will open its first cluster of data centers in Canada this year, helping to meet demand from companies that don’t want their data stored in the U.S. where it can be monitored by security officials.
NewsThe Mayo Clinic is selling its largest and newest data center to its electronic health record systems vendor, Epic Systems Corp., in an arrangement that brings benefits to both parties.
Netflix Inc. signed an agreement on Dec. 29 with Rostelecom PJSC, the state telecommunications operator, in Moscow, Russia, to allow the U.S. entertainment carrier to use its TV service starting in 2016. To mark the occasion, Rostelecom allowed the media inside its data center for a peek.
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