Open Data Center

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What Does Open Data Center Mean?

An open data center is any data center that has been designed, built, operated and managed on open and interoperable standards. It is a data center facility that works on hardware, software, network and other IT appliances and resources, all of which are based on open standards and practices.

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Techopedia Explains Open Data Center

An open data center primarily works around the standards and procedures developed by the open data center alliance (ODCA), which currently consists of more than 300 companies actively working on open standards for data centers. Typically, an open data center aims at building a data center that works on the principles of cloud computing. It requires building data center applications and services that can easily be integrated with other solutions to simplify management, reduce capital and operational costs, and reduce the data center’s carbon footprint.

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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.