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.
Explore The Alternatives
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.