Data Informed: Picking Wisely: Choosing Your Data Center Site with Analytics
Before you buy a new house, you measure its cost against its potential future value. You assess utility bills and calculate whether you could afford a yearly increase. You even decide what furniture you need or whether there are better-styled alternatives to existing items.
This is essentially the same process a business should take when selecting a site for a new data center. How much does land cost? What about the unrecoverable costs of construction and are they all manageable? Is there renewable power available? Will hardware from one vendor meet environmental and efficiency requirements over another supplier?
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