Caleb Tennis CIO.com overview of data center definitions

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While it’s been up for a while, CIO has a great article in place explaining a lot of the fundamental terms about data centers.  Much of the information there is applicable to Data Cave and gives great understanding just all of what goes into planning and operating a data center.

For example, the definition of site selection:

A site suitability analysis should be conducted prior to leasing or building a new data center. There are many factors to consider when choosing a site. For example, the data center should be located far from anyplace where a natural disaster — floods, earthquakes and hurricanes — could occur. As part of risk mitigation, locations near major highways and aircraft flight corridors should be avoided. The site should be on high ground, and it should be protected. It should have multiple, fully diverse fiber connections to network service providers. There should be redundant, ample power for long term needs. The list can go on and on.

We’d love to tell you about the midwest site selection process Data Cave went through was meticulously performed.  We can help with the other definitions as well.  Contact us.  Let us show how an Indiana data center like Data Cave can fit into your IT strategy.

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