What is a Data Center?

The data center is facility where server/switches along with associated telecommunication and other equipment are located. The concept of data center evolved during the era of the dot com bubble. Every business requires their web sites to be hosted with fast and reliable Internet connectivity with 24/7 operation. This requires high-speed Internet connection and reliable server system. Creating a reliable hosting environment, being a very expensive proposition, it becomes economical for small companies them to host their web site on a services provider’s data center. A data center typically houses large number of servers with a high speed Internet connection, backup facilities and equipment redundancy required for 24/7 operation. The economics of hosting web site at data centers comes from sharing of resources by large number of users.


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