An IP-based data center uses the IP protocol to communicate between systems. I assume this also includes IBM mainframe equipment, which could use SNA protocols instead.
Most open system environments are IP based. Storage so far is not. IP data centers today DO NOT refer to the storage network being used, but it may be an indication that a particular business may be interested in IP-based storage.
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