Data center services is a collective term for the supporting components necessary for the proper operation of a repository for storage, management and dissemination of data organized around a body of knowledge or pertaining to an enterprise. As such, data center services can involve hardware, software, processes and personnel.

Examples of data center services include:

Hardware installation and maintenance
Managed power distribution
Backup power systems
Data backup and archiving
Managed load balancing
Controlled Internet access
Managed e-mail and messaging
Managed user authentication and authorization
Diverse firewalls and anti-malware programs
Managed outsourcing
Managed business continuance
Continuous, efficient technical support.