Processor.com: Build An Environmentally Friendly Data Center
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Ample Research and evidence compiled in recent years suggests there’s much to gain by implementing environmentally friendly features and components when renovating or building a new data center. Here are some benefits and considerations to keep in mind as you’re looking at whether these improvements make sense for your data center.
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Considering the capital costs involved and colocation and cloud computing services available, it’s natural to ask if building a new data center even makes sense. Even the smallest and least-resilient designs can cost several million dollars, says Andy Lawrence, vice president of research for data center technologies at 451 Research. As such, building a new data center often isn’t an option for smaller companies. Medium-sized organizations, however, may have good reasons for doing so, including security, use of specialist computers, proximity requirements, connectivity and power availability, and tax efficiency and capital appreciation, he says.