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Select the Right Data Center Design Standard to Reduce Risks and Save Money

Published: 10 March 2015

ID: G00274919

Analyst(s): Henrique Cecci


There are several data center design standards available. Gartner helps IT leaders select, build and implement the most appropriate standard to reduce risks, as well as lowering the initial capital cost and ongoing operational costs of the data center.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Begin With the End in Mind
  • Select the Right Data Center Design Standards
    • The Three Most Adopted Data Center Standards
    • Additional Differences
  • Use Multiple Availability Levels to Save Money
  • Account for Temperature and Humidity
  • Plan to Meet Certification Requirements
  • Design for Green IT and Certification Requirements

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