Enterprise Data Center Services
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What is a Data Center?
Data centers are centralized locations where computing and networking equipment is concentrated for collecting, storing, processing, distributing or allowing access to large amounts of data. They have existed in one form or another since the arrival of computers. As equipment began to get smaller and cheaper, and data processing needs began to increase, we started networking multiple servers together to increase processing power. We then connect them to communication networks so that people can access them, or the information on them, remotely. Big numbers of these clustered servers and related equipment can be housed in a room, an entire building or groups of buildings. Data centers of today are likely to have thousands of powerful but very small servers running 24/7.
Data Center Services
Due to data centers having high concentrations of servers, they are often referred to as server farms. They provide important services such as data storage, backup, recovery, data management, and networking. Data centers can store and serve websites, run e-mail, instant messaging services, provide cloud storage and applications, enable e-commerce transactions, power online gaming communities and do a host of other things that require the wholesale crunching of zeros and ones.
Almost every business and government entity either needs its own data center or access to someone else’s. Some businesses build and maintain them in-house, some rent servers at co-location facilities and some use public cloud-based services at hosts like Amazon, Microsoft, Sony, and Google. The co-location facilities and the other huge data centers began to spring up in the late 1990s and early 2000s, sometime after internet usage went mainstream. Data centers of some bigger companies are spaced all over the planet to serve the constant need for access to massive amounts of information.
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- Data storage, backup, and recovery
- Data management and networking
- Data center management