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Data Center Technology
Grouping IT resources in close proximity with one another, rather than having them geographically dispersed, allows for power sharing, higher efciency in shared IT resource usage, and improved accessibility for IT personnel. These are the advantages that naturally popularized the data center concept. Modern data centers exist as specialized IT infrastructure used to house centralized IT resources, such as servers, databases, networking and telecommunication devices, and software systems.
Data centers are typically comprised of the following technologies and components: