For the unfamiliar, a data center is where company-related information is stored, managed, organized, and disseminated. As data keeps multiplying over time, data centers have also evolved since the good old days of server rooms.
Data centers are mostly kept in a physical facility, either in-house or in a separate location. Think of individual rooms, even an entire building or compound for large organizations and entities, that house sophisticated networks of computers, storage devices, and the whole IT infrastructure—all of which contain what is known as the big data.
Alternatively, data centers may be built on a cloud platform as hosted by a service provider. Cloud computing lets your company run your business processes without the intricacies of software and hardware requirements.
The facelift given to data centers is far beyond pure aesthetics. Rather, data centers of today are designed to offer solutions that focus on reliability, efficiency, and safety of data handling.
In this infographic, we give you a comprehensive rundown of things you need to know and remember about data centers or the “brain” of any company, as they are rightfully called.
Surely, it goes without saying that data centers have state-of-the-art design and security for obvious reasons. You definitely want your data center to be free a safe repository, free from any physical malfunction or unauthorized access that might put your company’s IT investments at risk.