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Old 09-21-2015, 09:22 AM
Rajesh Behal Rajesh Behal is offline
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Default Key Factors to be considered for Data Center Real Estate

What are key factors to be considered for Data Center Real Estate?. I want to have knowledge about what exactly are the main factors for Data Centers.
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:37 AM
Dipsy Jones Dipsy Jones is offline
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Datacenter building is built to house business of organization and other clients. It is very vital to have detailed study about all aspects for choosing and building datacenter.
• Geographical Location: While making a choice where to build datacenter, it is required to have knowledge about the geographical analysis of the location. Snow storms, flood, fire, earth quakes, tsunamis, rains, tornado etc are some natural factors which can affect your business. You would not like to have your datacenter at a place where you have any on these now and then. In case, you are aware that any of these are potential factors, then its recommended to take counter measures.
• Political Stability: if possible, try to choose place which are politically stable and there are not seen war, terrorism, strikes, riots etc. These can again going to affect your business adversely.
• Real Estate property Cost: This factor is going to take considerable part of your budget while building a new datacenter. Real Estate cost in city or locality shall be taken in consideration and choose the best one.
• Local Taxes and policies: Local area taxes, rules and policies are going to affect you and your potential customers. Hence this should also be in your check list while making a decision.
• Availability of required resources: You need skilled and non-skilled resources for building and operating datacenter. Make sure area have that kind of resources available. Bringing resource from outside is another option but sometime it affects the budget.
• Architecture of building: while designing the building architecture, it should be considered to be secure, safe, green, heat resistant, have raised floors. Building should have protected zones and fire controls. Building should also have process access controls to avoid any loss to property. Position of building should be in such a way that it have optimized utilization of local resources. Building should be scalable to accommodate your future expansion plans.
• Power Feed etc: Power feed availability shall also be considered as it is going to keep Datacenter up and running. Also should have Power backup options like AC generators and UPS etc.
• Operations: Building should have proper staff to take care of facility. It should be kept neat and clean. All equipments should secure.
• Availability of Potential clients: In case the datacenter is built to provide services to external customers (as it is being done now days), it is essential to survey and market your products in target areas. Services served by these kinds of Datacenters are:

Cloud Services
o SaaS
o PaaS
o IaaS etc
Managed Services etc
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