1. Read the extract and explain the bolded words.
A data center (American English) or data centre (British English) is a building, dedicated space within a building, or a group of buildings used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.
Since IT operations are crucial for business continuity, 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.
2. Look at the picture and point out one advantage and one disadvantage for each type as the location for Tier4 data centre.
3. Rupert Wilson, CIO of a small investment bank, is visiting a German data centre to find out about the services they offer. Helmut Schwartz is taking him on a tour of the data centre. Listen to the first part of Helmut’s tour and say if the following statements are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F).