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  • infrastructure (IT infrastructure)

    Infrastructure is the foundation or framework that supports a system or organization. In computing, infrastructure is composed of physical and virtual resources that support the flow, storage, processing and analysis of data.

  • remote hands

    Remote hands is a service offered by colocation providers that allows customers to delegate management tasks to a technician hired by the provider.

  • The Paris Agreement

    The Paris Agreement is an international agreement intended to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and combat global climate change. The Paris Agreement aims to accelerate and intensify global response to climate change through technical, financial, industrial and other means.

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Data center ops

Data center operations management: Check out our tutorials on capacity planning, disaster recovery, data center staffing, information systems management, data center standards and more.

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  • The Paris Agreement

    The Paris Agreement is an international agreement intended to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and combat global climate change. The Paris Agreement aims to accelerate and intensify global response to climate change through technical, financial, industrial and other means.

  • MIS (management information systems)

    MIS, or management information systems, is the software and hardware to support critical business applications. MIS also refers to the staff who select and manage these systems.

  • data center administrator

    A data center administrator monitors systems, installs equipment and cabling, and participates in change processes and everyday procedures that support information technology.

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Data center facilities

Learn all you need to know about data center design and infrastructure. This section inlcudes tips on uninterrupted power supply, data center cooling, data center site selection, cabling infrastructure and more.

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  • automatic transfer switch (ATS)

    An automatic transfer switch (ATS) is a device that automatically transfers a power supply from its primary source to a backup source when it senses a failure or outage in the primary source.

  • valve

    A valve is a mechanism that opens and closes to control the flow of fluids. In a scientific context, fluids include both liquids and gases – anything that can flow freely – and valves may use either.

  • pounds per square inch (PSI)

    PSI is commonly used to measure the pressure of gasses (pneumatic pressure) or liquids (hydraulic pressure). PSI is also used as a measure of tensile strength, defined as resistance to pulling forces, and elastic modulus strength, defined as resistance to deformation, which controls the stiffness of materials.

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Data center servers

Data center infrastructure is the lifeblood of any IT organization, and data center professionals need to possess a keen understanding of the hardware and designs that are found in today’s facilities. In this topic, you will find tips, columns and news stories focused on contemporary and legacy server hardware, including those built on x86 and Unix RISC processor architectures, as well as the Unix, Linux and Windows operating systems (OS) that run on top of them. This topic also covers data center design points such as rack-mount versus blade servers, the pros and cons of converged infrastructure vs. commodity hardware, plus networking topics like I/O virtualization and what kinds of storage you need to address your performance, availability and capacity needs.

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  • infrastructure (IT infrastructure)

    Infrastructure is the foundation or framework that supports a system or organization. In computing, infrastructure is composed of physical and virtual resources that support the flow, storage, processing and analysis of data.

  • power cycling

    Power cycling is the process of turning hardware off and then turning it on again. In the data center, technicians use power cycling to test the durability and reliability of network components.

  • motherboard

    A motherboard is the main printed circuit board (PCB) in a computer. The motherboard is a computer’s central communications backbone connectivity point, through which all components and external peripherals connect.

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Networks and storage

The data center storage and networking topic area includes information for every step involved to design, deploy, manage and troubleshoot data center storage resources and data center networks. Data center storage and networking connect workloads on servers to important business data, as well as end users and external customers. New architectures and software-defined options improve data center networks and storage.

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  • infrastructure (IT infrastructure)

    Infrastructure is the foundation or framework that supports a system or organization. In computing, infrastructure is composed of physical and virtual resources that support the flow, storage, processing and analysis of data.

  • Dell EMC

    Dell EMC is an American multinational technology company that offers products and services across all areas of computing, networking and storage.

  • leaf-spine (leaf-spine architecture)

    Leaf-spine is a two-layer data center network topology that's useful for data centers that experience more east-west network traffic than north-south traffic. The topology is composed of leaf switches (to which servers and storage connect) and spine switches (to which leaf switches connect). Leaf switches mesh into the spine, forming the access layer that delivers network connection points for servers.

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Data center systems management

The data center systems management and IT operations topic is designed for IT professionals looking for information about how best to configure, run and optimize the IT infrastructure that underpins an organization’s applications and supports its end users. In a series of tips, columns and news articles, we explore available tools and techniques for improving the uptime and performance of your servers, storage and networks. IT operations professionals, such as systems administrators, will also find information about managing existing configurations through configuration and change management, automating system provisioning and scaling, and planning for additional capacity. Finally, IT architects and planners can read up on best practices surrounding server and storage virtualization.

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  • SDDC (software-defined data center)

    An SDDC (software-defined data center) is a data storage facility in which networking, storage, CPU and security are virtualized and delivered as a service.

  • kernel virtualization

    Kernel virtualization is any one of a number of methods in which an operating system (OS) kernel is adapted to support different users running applications simultaneously on a single machine. Kernel virtualization may be based on either hypervisors or containers.

  • remote hands

    Remote hands is a service offered by colocation providers that allows customers to delegate management tasks to a technician hired by the provider.

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    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

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    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

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  • compact disc (CD)

    A compact disc is a portable storage medium that can be used for recording, storing and playing back audio, video and other data ...

  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is used to protect inactive data written from a primary storage array to a nonvolatile tier of disk, flash or ...

  • VRAM (video ram)

    VRAM (video RAM) is a reference to any type of random access memory (RAM) used to store image data for a computer display.

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  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID)

    SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across ...

  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

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    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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