Data Center

A Data Center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.

A data center is a centralized repository, either physical or virtual, for the storage, management, and dissemination of data and information organized around a particular body of knowledge or pertaining to a particular business.

A data center generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and security devices.

A data center may be synonymous with network operations center (NOC), a restricted access area containing automated systems that constantly monitor server activity, web traffic, and network performance.