Enterprise Data Center

Archived Published: 09 July 2012 ID: G00234450

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Data centers are the heart of business operations. They house the IT infrastructure that runs the business applications necessary to manufacture goods, produce services, increase employee productivity, and support customers. IT organizations must focus on data center architecture to keep the business running. Optimal data center design ensures smooth IT operations, high availability, security, network connectivity, and energy efficiency. This Reference Architecture template lays out the data center parts—IT infrastructure, applications, facilities and operations—that work in concert to produce an enterprise data center.

Table of Contents

  • Template Applicability
  • Template Map
  • Template Diagram
  • Template Description
    • IT Infrastructure
      • Data Center Network
      • Compute Ecosystem
      • Server Virtualization
      • Storage Ecosystem
    • Facilities and Services
      • Power
      • Cooling and Environmental Control
      • Telecommunications
      • Physical Security
    • IT Operations and Management
      • Management
      • Availability/Recoverability
      • IT Security
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