Glossary

Colocation Cages are cages accommodate a wide range of free standing equipment including storage arrays, mainframes and networking equipment. Colocation Cages can be configured with a dedicated access control system for additional physical security. Colocation cages are “built to suit” and designed based on the specific power and space requirements a company’s infrastructure requires.  “Build

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Cross Connect Solutions offer datacenter environments to accommodate small, medium or enterprise-class customers who need space for growth and power on-demand in a high-bandwidth, accessible facility. Cross connect solutions provide connection from point A to point B. For example, a data center may offer multiple network providers to clients. Multiple networks provides enable businesses to

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Chicago Colocation are facilities located in Chicago, Illinois where a customer’s server equipment is hosted by a data center provider. Chicago Colocation facilities are located in the Midwest region of the United States.  There is limited risk from natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.  Many of the data centers in Illinois are located around

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A Service Level Agreement is a negotiated agreement between the customer and service provider about services, priorities, responsibilities, guarantees, and warranties. Each area of service should have the “level of service” defined.  The service level agreement may indicate the levels of availability, serviceability, performance, or operation.  The “level of service” can also be specified as

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Information Technology is anything that delivers data, information, or knowledge by means of any multimedia sharing device. With the introduction of the personal computer in the 1980s and its everyday use in the home and the workplace, technology advanced and the world moved into the information age.  Today, businesses’ information technology departments have gone from

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HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In data centers, HVAC systems manage the environment and must be designed to operate along with other data center mechanisms such as computing hardware, cabling, data storage, fire protection, physical security systems and power. There are many different types of heating systems in the HVAC structure.  Central

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Cloud Computing involves distributing hosted services over the Internet. These services are split into three groups: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service. Cloud computing can be private or public. A public cloud sells services to anyone on the Internet.  A private cloud is a network or a data

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WAN

A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a data communications network that covers a large geographic area and often uses communication services provided by carriers. Business and government entities use WANs to communicate data between employees, clients, buyers, and suppliers from a range of geographical locations.  This mode of telecommunication allows a business to successfully complete

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A Raised Floor is an elevated level above a solid floor that creates a concealed cavity to allow conditioned air into an area to cool the equipment and function as wire management for power and/or data. A raised floor is a type of floor used in buildings with a high requirement for storing cables, wiring,

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A Server Farm is a set of computer servers that are maintained and housed in one location. Server farms generally have backup servers, which can take over the role of primary servers in the event the servers fail.  Server farms are usually co-located with the network switches and/or routers which enable communication between the different

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