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Data Center Basics

  • Date Published: February 01, 2021
Data Center Basics

Data Center Basics



What is a Data Center?

A data center is a physical facility that centralizes the organization’s or business’ shared IT operations and equipment. A data center stores, processes and disseminate data and application. This is a critical piece in an organization since it contains proprietary assets and classified information about the organization. This is vital to the day to day operations of the company. The security and reliability of data centers and their information are one of the organization’s top priorities. The components of a data center design can be based on a network of computing and storage resources that enable the delivery of shared applications and data.


Why are Data Centers Important to Business?

Nowadays, businesses thrive on data. Because of this, data backup is the fist-step protection that businesses need to do to ensure smooth operations. This protects the organization’s data against damage, theft, software failure and disaster. With a data center, the organization can retrieve the data in case it is damaged. To emphasize the importance of a data center, a lot of data are incurable meaning once it is gone and there is no backup, it will not be retrieved.


What is in a Data Center Facility?

Data center components require significant infrastructure to support the center's hardware and software. These include power subsystems, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), ventilation, cooling systems, fire suppression, backup generators, and connections to external networks.