What should you look for in a data center facility?

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Christopher Nerney
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I'm assuming you've visited these locations. If not, that's the first thing you have to do.

I recently talked with several data center managers for a white paper. As far as the physical facility, they all said it's critical to make sure the DC can't be flooded, whether it's a cardboard box in a rainstorm or a large room in a basement.

You also want to see how the data center is maintained. Is it being used as a storeroom? Is it restricted to appropriate personnel or is it a free-for-all, with people coming and going, hanging around, eating and drinking, etc.?

This is all above and beyond making sure the data center has enough available power and cooling, as well as a disaster back-up plan.

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