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How to Identify the Best Data Center Locations for Disaster Recovery

Published: 10 January 2014

ID: G00257751

Analyst(s): Robert Naegle , John Morency


As disaster recovery modernization initiatives increase, questions of where to locate recovery facilities are becoming more common. We present recommendations to help infrastructure and operations leaders facilitate effective data center location decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Best Practices for Evaluating Secondary Data Center Locations
    • Power and Communications Redundancy
    • Distance From Primary Site
    • Technology Requirements
    • Remote Management
    • People Availability, Skills and Transportation Issues
    • Physical (Public) Infrastructure
    • Industry/Geographic Jurisdiction Regulations
    • Cost Considerations
  • Bottom Line

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