Infrastructure consisting of a network of computers and storage spaces.
In addition to being primarily a web hosting solutions company, PlanetHoster, for example, is a data center.
This infrastructure can be used by businesses to organize, process, store and warehouse large amounts of data. Specifically, a typical data center consists of servers, storage subsystems, network switches, routers, firewalls, and finally, cables and objects to organize and interconnect all this equipment.
To function properly, a data center must also house the proper infrastructure, such as a power distribution system, electrical switches, power reserves, dedicated generators for backups, a ventilation and cooling system and, finally, a powerful Internet connection. Such an infrastructure requires a physical space large and secure enough to hold all this equipment.« Back to Glossary Index