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Building a flexible data center: Prepare for future growth

Learning how to build your data center to include necessary key features, while also leaving out features you don’t need can be challenging. Finding out how to solve flexibility concerns and prepare for future growth can require research on how to best provide energy efficient power and cooling to ensure optimal performance.

This feature eGuide offers answers for all of the potential data center questions you may be having as you embark on your journey to build a flexible data center in this down economy. Download now and identify some of the required factors for your data center construction. 

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    Since controlling power consumption represents a significant expenditure of time, money, and effort, data center managers need to consider all power reduction solutions at their disposal – from flywheels to eco-mode UPS systems to other efficient alternatives. 

    This expert handbook will help guide you through the decision-making process of “greening the data center”. Readers will learn how these methods—along with others—help to provide a smaller footprint while still allowing for higher power density.

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    An effective data center requires attention to utility and connectivity availability, safety and security concerns, access to quality staff, and local government incentives. Avoiding facilities that may be close to airports or nuclear power plants - which could force you to shut down or evacuate the facility in the event of an emergency – can be a helpful precaution.  

    This expert handbook offers information to help you properly prepare for the most critical decisions in your data center construction project. Download now to uncover ways that help you future-proof your investments and avoid costly construction mistakes such as:

    • Data center conceptualization and cost analysis
    • Site selection 
    • Negotiating with contractors
    • Wrapping up your construction project
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