A data center is a building that centralizes an organization’s common IT operations and equipment in order to store, process, and distribute data and applications. Data centers are important to the continuation of everyday operations since they store an organization’s most critical and proprietary assets.
Data centers remain valuable assets for businesses, but as computing needs and the industry change, the corporate data center is evolving towards a hybrid computing architecture.
This contemporary strategy includes the conventional data center, which often contains mission-critical programs that need maximum uptime and privacy, dubbed “the crown jewels.”
Organizations often use public cloud data centers to address the needs of tier 2 applications (non-mission-critical apps). Many businesses, for example, depend on third-party cloud services for DevOps tasks.
We also classify data centers into categories based on predicted uptime and infrastructural resilience.