Published: 16 January 2008
Analyst(s): Drue Reeves
Choosing a new data center site is not for the faint of heart. The time and money required to investigate potential sites can be daunting. However, corporations seeking a new data center location should consider those resources well spent. Data centers are the heart of the organization--where mission critical applications are running, customer orders are taken, business transactions are performed, and important data is stored. When considering potential data center locations, organizations must do their homework regarding details such as power, telecommunications, available workforce, and potential disasters.
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