A managed data center is a type of data center model that is deployed, managed and monitored at/from a third-party data center service provider.
It provides features and functionality similar to that of a standard data center, but through a managed service platform (MSP).
Depending upon the service level agreement, the service provider is generally responsible for:
- Upkeep and maintenance of all hardware and network equipment and services
- Installation, upgrade and patching of operating systems and other system-level software
- Data center storage and backup maintenance
- Fault tolerance and data center infrastructure redundancy in case of disaster or other disrupting events