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Data Centers today encompass many different network technologies as well as environmental elements, facilities, sizing, physical security, power, cooling, etc. There are mainly two types of Data Centers: IT Data Centers and Production Data Centers.

The main drivers for building a Data Center include:

  • Backup of Data (on the same or different sites)
  • The need for storage, security and high availability
  • Growth of Financial sectors (e.g. online banking)
  • Learning from distance
  • Growth of online business


The components of a Data Center include:

  • Data Center mainframe
  • Physical infrastructure and environmental controlling elements
  • Network infrastructure: Routers, Switches, Load Balancers, Firewalls, IPS.
  • Web servers, File servers, Application servers, Database servers
  • Storage and Virtualization systems and OS
  • Network Management


Data Center sizes:

  • Server room includes 5-25 servers
  • Local includes 25-100 servers
  • Mid-Tier includes 50-100 servers
  • Enterprise includes 500-1000 servers


Another important aspect about Data Centers is their connections between different locations.
CACTTUS may offer the Data Center solutions with the vendors below:

  • Cisco Systems
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Juniper Networks