Determining the location of a data center is one of the crucial decisions for a company, as it is based on the strategies and goals of the company. In any discussions related to data center sites, a few factors come up frequently like power, telecommunication, data center tiers, clean power, site selection and so on. Management looks for Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and makes decisions based on their long-term and short-term goals.
Site selection plays an important role for the same as it will have direct impact on cost and TCO. In below sections, we will discuss more about factors affecting site selection and a high level process/methodology for the same.
According to Data Center Knowledge, these 7 factors affect site selection for a data center:
◆ Geographic location
◆ Telecommunication Infrastructure
◆ Tax Rates
◆ Cost of living
Read the full article for more on these factors as well as the process for site selection.