Data Center Design & Installation
A data center 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.
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
· A data center physically houses various equipment, such as computers, servers (e.g., web servers, application servers, database servers), switches routers, data storage devices, load balancers, wire cages or closets, vaults, racks, and related equipment.
· Data centers store, manage, process, and exchange digital data and information;
· Provide application services or management for various data processing, such as web hosting internet, intranet, and telecommunication and information technology. The types of energy efficiency strategies described in this site do not apply to facilities that primarily house office computers including individual servers associated with work stations as datacenters.
Other terms used to describe data centers include: Computer center, data centre, datacenter, data storage and hosting facility, server farm, data farm, data warehouse, co-location facility, co-located server hosting facility (CoLo), corporate data center, managed data centers, internet hotel, internet service provider (ISP), application service provider (ASP), full service provider (FSP), wireless application service provider (WASP), telecommunication hotel (or telco hotel), carrier hotel, telecommunications carriers, High-Density Electronic Loads (Hide), or other data network.
Data is such a valuable corporate asset in the information age is essential to allow organizations to compete effectively. Building redundancy into the application environment helps keep information available around the clock. Because the time spent recovering from disaster has a significant impact on operations; business continuance has become an extremely critical network design goal. Statistical evidence shows a direct relationship between a successful business Continuance plan and the general health of a business in (ROI) is justified by the costs of the direct and indirect losses incurred by a critical application outage. For these and the other compelling reasons described in this paper, all large Enterprises must seriously considered implementing business continuance strategies that include distributed data centers.