How Cisco Chooses Data Center Locations

What are the primary factors you consider when you choose where to build a data center? In a new video, Cisco IT Architect Douglas Alger discusses the 10 factors that Cisco considers in its site selection process. “A server environment’s location influences everything from physical security to availability to how much it costs to run, potentially raising or lowering operating expenses by hundreds of thousands of dollars per year,” Alger writes on the Inside Cisco IT blog. The video is part of Algers’ “Data Center Deconstructed” series.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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