Selecting a Data Center – Site Suitability Analysis

Selecting a Data Center – Site Suitability Analysis

A site suitability analysis is an essential part of the data center selection process. Companies rely on their data center to provide the foundation for much of their business. Because of that, a thorough evaluation of the key geographical factors and other issues related to risk mitigation is critical.

Moving to a data center is a project that should not be taken lightly. It requires careful planning and expert execution to ensure the chosen facility is best suited to meet your operations’ ongoing needs. A poorly-managed move to a poorly-located data center can disrupt business operations for days or weeks. Likewise, choosing a bad location with insufficient power, space or redundancy can force a company to make another move, which can be a costly mistake.

A site suitability analysis should take into account the following factors:

  • Location
  • Power
  • Capacity, Design & Maintenance
  • Communications

Trying to accomplish a data center site suitability analysis with an overburdened IT staff that already has a lot on their plates can lead to mistakes. Typically, a business’ general IT staff has limited experience in moving operations to a data center. A project as major as a data center move belongs in the hands of experts that specialize in data center relocation and understand the details that go into a site suitability analysis.

For more details on a site suitability analysis, click HERE to request your free copy of Considerations for a Successful Data Center Relocation.

Premature relocation is costly and time consuming. Be sure to get it right the first time. Work with an experienced IT partner that understands your business’ unique requirements. Contact ACE IT Solutions at  (646) 558-5575 for more information on how your business can benefit from moving critical IT operations to a data center.