Decisions made in the design and build stages will not only affect the total CapEx of the data center, but forever impact its energy efficiency and long term operating costs, as well as limiting the functional life of the data center. Here are a few questions to ask when deciding to build or buy your next data center. Read More
The data center industry is laden with inter-related terms such as Uptime, Tier Levels, Availability, Redundancy and Reliability. In order to make an informed decision it is important to understand what they mean and what is the actual significance for any proposals you are considering in your “Build vs Buy” analysis.
Besides the level of infrastructure redundancy within your data center, consistency of procedures for operations, maintenance and support of the critical infrastructure systems are key to ensuring continuous availability. Read More
It takes a very knowledgeable team to fully evaluate the suitability of a location to build a new data center. Many factors come into play, such as the cost and availability of sufficient and diverse sources of power (as well as water), to meet immediate and future growth requirements. Read More
To build or buy your next data center is an age-old question for many business executives. This article series is designed to help C level business executives better understand the strategic implications and questions to be asked of your direct reports when considering whether to build, buy or lease your next data center. Read More
Going a step beyond the basic information provided by The Green Grid on “PUE 2,” here are various additional insights and comments from some of the Task Force organizations that collaborated on the document. Read More
The Data Center Efficiency Task Force recently issued “Version 2 – Measuring PUE for Data Centers,” better known as PUE 2. The updated PUE version is meant to clarify and reiterate the updated measurement requirements of the PUE metric. Read More