A data center is a repository for managing, storing, and disseminating information and data that is organized around a specific business or body of knowledge. In short, it is a facility that houses your computer systems, components, servers and storage systems. Examples of data centers include the National Climatic Data Center, which houses weather information, and your own company’s data center.
Why is it Important to the IT Professional?
A data center becomes increasingly important as your company grows. It is vital to business operations and continuity. If your IT system is compromised, so will your operations. At the heart of every data center is the IT team running it. As an IT professional, you will be expected to know how to maintain, administer, and run a data center and its associated services.