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Take Four Critical Steps Before Building a Data Center

Published: 07 September 2017

ID: G00337848

Analyst(s): Kevin Ji , Henrique Cecci


Building data centers is complex and expensive, and making a bad choice can be expensive. Before making decisions, infrastructure and operations leaders should assess their capabilities and workload requirements, address financial and organizational factors, and review plans to ensure effectiveness.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Review Your Workload Placement Strategy
  • Perform a Strategic, Financial and Organizational Analysis of On-Premises Data Center Requirements
  • Prioritize Retrofit or Upgrade Over New Build Wherever Possible
  • Review Modern Design Processes and New Technologies to Maximize Effectiveness
    • Data Center Design and Construction
    • New Technologies
    • New Trends Affecting Data Center Facilities

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