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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is a data center? click for answer
A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and security devices.

Q. What is Web 2.0? click for answer
Web 2.0 is a loosely defined intersection of web application features that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design,[1] and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them.

Q. What is Disaster Recovery? click for answer
Disaster recovery is the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure critical to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster.

Q. What is Business Continuity? click for answer
Business continuity is the activity performed by an organization to ensure that critical business functions will be available to customers, suppliers, regulators, and other entities that must have access to those functions. These activities include many daily chores such as project management, system backups, change control, and help desk. Business continuity is not something implemented at the time of a disaster; Business Continuity refers to those activities performed daily to maintain service, consistency, and recoverability.

Q. What does it mean to Co-locate? click for answer
A co-location center is a type of data center where equipment space and bandwidth are available for rental to retail customers. Co-location facilities provide space, power, cooling, and physical security for the server, storage, and networking equipment of other firms – and connect them to a variety of telecommunications and network service providers – with a minimum of cost and complexity.

Q. What is Virtualization? click for answer
Virtualization, in computing, is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as a hardware platform, operating system, a storage device or network resources. Virtualization can be viewed as part of an overall trend in enterprise IT that includes autonomic computing, a scenario in which the IT environment will be able to manage itself based on perceived activity, and utility computing, in which computer processing power is seen as a utility that clients can pay for only as needed. The usual goal of virtualization is to centralize administrative tasks while improving scalability and overall hardware-resource utilization.

WēConnect® provides answers to some commonly asked questions regarding the Data Center and services available. Click on a question heading to view the answers relating to your selection. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

 
   
 

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