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The Era of Data Center

Before the advent of the cloud, the business organization would have their business application deployed on the data center.
From Wikipedia:
“A data center (American English or data center (British English) is a building or dedicated space within a building used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup components and infrastructure for power supply, data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g. air conditioning, fire suppression) and various security devices. A large data center is an industrial-scale operation using as much electricity as a small town.”

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