When selecting a data center site for a hyperscale facility, obey these five rules of the road outlines in a new special report to keep your business and the surrounding community in perfect harmony.
The global data center market is expected to grow 18% annually to over $270 billion through 2024, according to Infiniti Research. With such powerful momentum, the need to find the perfect site and deploy capacity quickly has never been greater. Site selection brings together financial modeling, community relations, engineering design, construction planning, and even a little fortune telling to deploy capacity where digital businesses need it.
The choice of site needs to take into account a wide variety of factors, not all of which are intuitive. A data center is a long-term investment, and choosing a location requires being sensitive both the needs of the business and the surrounding community.
More than one-third of companies estimate that server downtime costs more than $1 million per hour, and 15% estimate the toll at greater than $5 million. Data centers are subject to the same forces of nature as any building, but the impact of a devastating loss is potentially much greater. Physical resilience is important, but so disaster response. Take the following factors into account.
As you begin your journey toward siting a new data center, follow these five rules of the road, outlined in a new special report.