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Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling by Rajkumar Buyya, Caesar Wu

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Chapter 4

Data Center Facilities

DCaaS has five basic components: space, power, cooling, fire suppression and physical security. Chapter 4 is to identify all the cost components of data center space. It consists of site selection, capacity planning and five types of data center space. In the conclusion, the book provides how to estimate space cost.

Keywords

Data Center; Facility; Site Selection; Space; Capacity Planning; Resources; Data Center Architecture; Performance; Functional Rooms; Space Cost Estimation

This chapter (1) defines the data center, (2) provides brief information on how to plan data center capacity, (3) discusses the site selection process if the business decision is to build new data center facility, (4) provides performance metrics ...

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