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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Chapter 5. Site Selection

“It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.”

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

When housing a data center in an existing building, several design issues must be considered to choose the best location. Careful planning is essential to assure that a location will meet not only immediate needs, but future needs as well. In the event that a building or area must be built to house the data center, there are even more considerations. The build-to-suit option typically offers more flexibility than utilizing an existing area, but careful planning is still essential. Looking ...

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