A data center (or datacenter) is a large 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 various security devices.
Data centers house the large group of networked servers that make up what we call the internet. They improve efficiency and scalability through technologies such as IoT (internet of things), virtualization applications, and cloud computing.
Data centers are the brain of any organization whose goal is to deliver the optimum quality of services to their customers. Powerful servers are housed to perform all of a business’s complex and critical operations such as processing business transactions, storing emails, storing website data, and instantly delivering large amounts of data to their clients.
Data Center Main Components
Data centers are designed according to the needs/requirements of a particular organization in a well-constructed and safe building. At a minimum they include the following components:
- Backup power
- Environment monitoring
Why Data Centers Are Important
- They reduce the costs of a dedicated server room, improve security, and include backup power supplies, temperature-controlled space, 24/7 supervision, and cyber security tools.
- 2020 saw an upward swing of online businesses as well as social media and educational and entertainment websites. Each instance requires huge amounts of internet data storage and processing power. Data centers meet this need.