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All You Need to Know about Data Centers
Cabling, switches, routers, and firewalls are data center network equipment that connects servers to one another and the outside world. They are able to handle high volumes of traffic without sacrificing performance if properly configured and structured.
Fremont, CA: Data centres range in size from a single server room to clusters of geographically dispersed buildings, but they all have one thing in common: they are a critical business asset in which companies frequently invest in and deploy the latest advancements in data centre networking, compute, and storage technologies.
Data Center Architecture Components
Data Center Storage
Data centres house large amounts of sensitive information for their own use as well as the needs of their customers. Decreased storage media costs increase the amount of storage available for backing up data either locally, remotely, or both. Non-volatile storage media advancements reduce data access times. Furthermore, as with any other software-defined technology, software-defined storage technologies improve staff efficiency when managing a storage system.
Data Center Computing
Servers are the data center's engines. In an edge computing model, processing and memory on servers can be physical, virtualized, distributed across containers, or distributed among remote nodes. Data centres must use processors that are best suited to the task at hand; for example, general-purpose CPUs may not be the best choice for solving artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) problems.
Data Center Networks
Cabling, switches, routers, and firewalls are data center network equipment that connects servers to one another and the outside world. They can handle increased volumes of traffic without sacrificing performance if properly configured and structured. Typical three-tier network topology comprised of core switches at the data center's edge connecting it to the Internet as well as a middle aggregate layer connecting the core layer to the access layer where the servers are located. Hyperscale network security and software-defined networking, for example, bring cloud-level agility and scalability to on-premises networks.