Step-by-Step: Build a Data Center

Many IT organizations face a
data center build but fail to recognize the
design and engineering complexities.
Data Center facilities require industrial design and engineering
  • Data centers are getting bigger and more complex.
  • Despite the availability of consolidation technologies, organizations Info-Tech surveyed were two times more likely to increase the size of their data center than decrease it.
  • Internal expertise is most often lacking to undertake the build.
  • Data center facilities require specific industrial design and engineering requirements to meet the needs for fire-protection, power provisioning, stand-by power, cooling, physical security, and layout.
Almost half of IT leaders will face a data center build or upgrade in 2010
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