Last modified on 5 November 2007, at 10:08

The Design and Organization of Data Centers/Location

Three Options: Own, Lease, or Co-locateEdit

OwnEdit

LeaseEdit

Co-locateEdit

ConsiderationsEdit

CostEdit

Shop around to compare prices. Many co-location centers give initially inflated prices.[citation needed]

TaxesEdit

SuitabilityEdit

ExpandabilityEdit

ConvenienceEdit

TransportationEdit

  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to highways

CapabilityEdit

Loading Dock availabilityEdit

SafetyEdit

Availability of emergency servicesEdit

  • fire insurance category

Safety from water damageEdit

HVAC can fail in such a way that water comes out. Look out for pipes, vents, and ducts above your equipment. Air conditioners can freeze up and then thaw, water heaters can fail, ventilation ducts can pack with snow, toilets can overflow, etc. The building may be in a flood zone - does the insurance cover the damage? How long will it take to file the claim? Document who you must contact before the disaster happens.

Natural and manmade hazardsEdit

Natural hazardsEdit
  • Wildfires
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornados
  • Earthquake
  • Mudslide
  • Tsunami

etc.

Manmade hazardsEdit
  • Proximity of pollution sources
  • Transportation-related risks
  • Risk of crime, violence, terrorism, etc.

Legal environmentEdit