マシンルーム

English translation: Server Room

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Japanese term or phrase:マシンルーム
English translation:Server Room
Entered by: KathyT

04:23 Aug 9, 2005
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology) / databases
Japanese term or phrase: マシンルーム
Irregular Backup
Backed up Data is stored for 2 generations. (マシンルーム、External Storage)

Context - appears in a Backup Management summary.

Is this just "machine room"? Really? Sounds suspiciously like wasei-eigo to me.
Much obliged if anyone in the know could fill me in.
KathyT
Australia
Local time: 10:06
server room, comms room, equipment room
Explanation:
Probably you're talking about the server room. Any of the above may be used. Different companies have different ways of saying it. It just refers to the room in a company where the servers and network infrastructure are installed.

I agree that in English, "machine room" sounds more like a heavy equipment room, such as the room that would contain a building's power generators or elevator motors and controls...

My answer is based on my experience in the IT industry.

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Note added at 25 mins (2005-08-09 04:48:42 GMT)
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Note: The nuance here is that the backup tapes will be stored near the servers on which the data primarily resides, and that tape is readily available if a restore is needed. The other tapes are stored offsite for data redundancy. These are normally subjected to a rotation schedule.

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Note added at 35 mins (2005-08-09 04:58:13 GMT)
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Sorry, another note. In my own company, our Japanese engineers tend to call it the \"machine room\" or Englishized \"comms room\" but when we discuss with the global team we usually call it the server room.

Also, the main server room at our corporate headquarters is called the data center.
Selected response from:

Kurt Hammond
United States
Local time: 17:06
Grading comment
Thanks Kurt and all who commented. Server room is perfect in this case. Equipment room would suit, too, in less specific cases.
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4 +5server room, comms room, equipment room
Kurt Hammond


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24 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
マシンルーム
server room, comms room, equipment room


Explanation:
Probably you're talking about the server room. Any of the above may be used. Different companies have different ways of saying it. It just refers to the room in a company where the servers and network infrastructure are installed.

I agree that in English, "machine room" sounds more like a heavy equipment room, such as the room that would contain a building's power generators or elevator motors and controls...

My answer is based on my experience in the IT industry.

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Note added at 25 mins (2005-08-09 04:48:42 GMT)
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Note: The nuance here is that the backup tapes will be stored near the servers on which the data primarily resides, and that tape is readily available if a restore is needed. The other tapes are stored offsite for data redundancy. These are normally subjected to a rotation schedule.

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Note added at 35 mins (2005-08-09 04:58:13 GMT)
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Sorry, another note. In my own company, our Japanese engineers tend to call it the \"machine room\" or Englishized \"comms room\" but when we discuss with the global team we usually call it the server room.

Also, the main server room at our corporate headquarters is called the data center.

Kurt Hammond
United States
Local time: 17:06
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 176
Grading comment
Thanks Kurt and all who commented. Server room is perfect in this case. Equipment room would suit, too, in less specific cases.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Oki Mikito: Aye to the 'server room'. Tapes are usually stored in a storage room. p.s. I just stash'em in my desk drawer for added security ;-P
11 mins
  -> At our company, the tapes are stored in a locker inside the server room for a week, and then they are rotated to offsite storage where they are kept for a year. Larger companies or managed data centers generally have a separate tape storage room, though.

agree  Kazuo SAWADA: I believe Kurt is right.
19 mins
  -> Thanks

agree  Xuchun
33 mins
  -> Thanks

agree  Tandethsquire
10 hrs
  -> Thanks

agree  Elisha Nixon: I would say server room too.
15 hrs
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