Ten + Considerations When Building a New Data CenterRandy OrtizVP, Data Center Design & Engineering
Analysis is not paralysis when building a new data center2
Ten+ Considerations When Building a New Data Center 1. Availability required or commonly known as the Uptime Institute’s Tier level. • Typically the more available your site is the larger the expense expense. • Carefully evaluate availability needs to avoid over sizing and over designing your data center. 2 2. Anticipated day one loads and incremental growth • Power profile of existing equipment • Track IT equipment patterns3
Ten+ Considerations When Building a New Data Center 3. Location impacts Close to headquarters DR site? Energy rates Hardness of location (environmental & physical) Free cooling opportunities Availability and reliability of power Availability and reliability of network carriers 4. Design & construction consulting and vendor selection lti d d l ti Selecting the correct team can make or break your project!4
Ten+ Considerations When Building a New Data Center 5. Life cycle cost modeling • p g Computing needs • Facility needs • Financial impacts 6 6. Green evaluation to PUE • There is a cost to being green 7. Modular approach (MEP) • Sizing for what you need and easy transition 3.50 3.00 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 0.50 0.00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 255 Figure 4 - Data Center Power Utilization Effectiveness (PUE)
Ten+ Considerations When Building a New Data Center 8. Staffing Capabilities (Facilities) Do you have access to the correct personnel to operate you ac ty your facility? 8. Budget Analysis Alignment with corporate expectations and goals p g 10. Regulatory or outside influences Be sure to consider impact to cost in becoming HIPAA, SOC or other compliance certifications6 CONFIDENTIAL
Our Approach • Internap’s process of evaluating cost & energy benefits for new data centers includes all of the above and some not listed. • Internap utilizes an Internap audit tool that generates a report comparing the ROI of the overall cost against several factors including the cost to being energy efficient.7
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