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A managed data center is a type of data center model that is deployed, managed and monitored at/from a third-party data center service provider.
It provides features and functionality similar to that of a standard data center, but through a managed service platform (MSP).
Typically, a managed data center can be sourced from data center hosting, colocation or through a cloud-based data center as a service (DCaaS) platform.
Managed data centers can be partially or entirely managed. A partially managed data center enables organizations to have some level of administrative control over the data center infrastructure and/or service. Whereas in an entirely managed data center, the bulk or all of the back-end data center administration and management is done by the data center provider.
Based on the service level agreement, the service provider is generally responsible for: