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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Determining the Viability of the Project

There are times when too many compromises must be made to make the data center project viable. It might be something obvious (you can't get enough power from the local power company or there are frequent flooding problems), or it might be a number of small factors that, when looked at collectively, show that the project is a bad risk. Consider the following possible constraints on the project:

  • Inadequate budget

  • Retrofit problems such as grounding, cable routing, inadequate floor to ceiling height, no way to set up seismic restraints, etc.

  • Better business decision to use co-location or ISP, if only temporarily

  • Inadequate pool of qualified employees

  • Overly expensive location

  • Inadequate district or too remote ...

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