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Unix® and Linux® System Administration Handbook, Fourth Edition by Ben Whaley, Trent R. Hein, Garth Snyder, Evi Nemeth

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27. Data Center Basics

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A service is only as reliable as the data center that houses it. For those with hands-on experience, that’s just common sense. But for upper management, the data center can seem like a faraway and almost imaginary land.

With the rise of desktop workstations and the move away from big-iron computing, it once appeared that the days of the central data center might be numbered. In reality, the need for properly designed data centers is higher today than ever before. These facilities house the mission-critical servers (often running UNIX or Linux) that feed the world’s hunger for on-line data and applications.

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