Er, what is a data centre?

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    Thursday29Aug 2013
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    Nobody seems to understand what data centres actually do. This report cuts through the jargon.

Data centres are relatively new features on the UK's urban landscape. In fact, many people are unaware that they even exist. Often occupying boring-looking industrial buildings or nondescript offices, data centres take the form of rooms or halls packed full of computing equipment, patrolled by small numbers of geeky looking individuals who talk in a language only vaguely related to English.

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