Foundations of Data Center: Key Concepts and Taxonomies

Part of the Service Science: Research and Innovations in the Service Economy book series (SSRI)


Many corporations use central data centers to avoid building and maintaining a separate data center and are finding and adopting new ways to make the data centers more energy efficient. This chapter provides a relevant summary of key concepts for understanding the complexity of data centers and the types and value of data centers. Its purpose is to provide information and understanding needed to manage massive data generated every day in the era of internet technology.


Data center Taxonomies Service system Operational efficiency Hyperscale data center Fuel cell installation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Executive MBA Program, School of Management, Texas Woman’s UniversityDentonUSA
  2. 2.College of BusinessTexas Woman’s University Denton, DallasHoustonUSA

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