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Data Center Infrastructure

Definition - What does Data Center Infrastructure mean?

Data center infrastructure refers to the core physical or hardware-based resources and components - including all IT infrastructure devices, equipment and technologies - that comprise a data center. It is modeled and identified in a design plan that includes a complete listing of necessary infrastructure components used to create a data center.

Techopedia explains Data Center Infrastructure

A data center infrastructure may include:
  • Servers
  • Computers
  • Networking equipment, such as routers or switches
  • Security, such as firewall or biometric security system
  • Storage, such as storage area network (SAN) or backup/tape storage
  • Data center management software/applications
It can also include non-computing resources, such as:
  • Power and cooling devices, such as air conditioners or generators
  • Physical server racks/chassis
  • Cables
  • Internet backbone

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