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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Geographic Location

Choosing a geographic location for the data center could mean many things. Will the data center be housed in an add-on structure to an existing building? Will a separate building be built? Must property in a remote location be purchased and a new building be built? Will the center be located in a pre-existing building?

Aside from budget, there are several factors, many of which are described below, that should be considered when determining the location of a building site. Consider all of the possible problems with the area. Then, decide which of the problems are necessary evils that must be tolerated, which can be remedied, and which will involve building or retrofitting in such a way as to factor them out.

Potential problems ...

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