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What is the definitive description of a Data Center?

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by Ann777 In reply to Data Center

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1) A data center is a centralized repository for the storage, management, and dissemination of data and information organized around a particular area or body of knowledge. For example, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) maintains the world's largest archive of weather information. Web site visitors can link to information about weather-related research or the forecast for a specific area. The NCDC responds to requests for weather data from all over theworld.
2) A data center (sometimes spelled datacenter) - see also hosting and application service provider - is a specialized facility that houses Web sites and provides data serving and other services for other companies.

This kind of data center may contain a network operations center (NOC), which is a restricted access area containing automated systems that constantly monitor server activity, Web traffic, and network performance and report even very slight irregularities to engineers so that they can spot potential problems before they happen.

3) In a company, data center is a term sometimes used to describe the central data processing facility and/or the group of people who manage the companies' data processing and networks.

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