Internet Data Center

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A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and security devices.

  • The provision of space, bandwidth, and power in a data center, with the customer required to provide and manage the computing hardware. Data centers that provide this service are called colocation centers or Internet Data Centers (IDC).
  • It refers to installing or running data or applications in a single process, store, computer or data center. Virtualization is an example of colocation where a host server provides a virtual hardware or software platform for running one or more instances of software on a (potentially different) platform. Web Hosting is an example of colocation where a host server provides a portal to content along with potentially thousands of other portals on the same equipment.

The solutions listed are specific to the Internet Data Center (IDC) industry