Info-Tech Research has made a number of tools available to data center managers. The first is data center co-location site visit and evaluation checklist. The second is a calculator to help data center managers figure out their power and cooling requirements.

 Data Center Site Selection and Security Checklist

After a shortlist of co-location vendors has been determined (likely during the RFP process), IT must still take the next steps to ensure that all due diligence has be covered. Ensure that vendor claims are valid, and that facilities and surrounding areas are adequate for the organization’s data center co-location needs by conducting an evaluation of the site before, during, and after the site visits.

The co-location site visit and evaluation checklist covers areas such as:

  • Environmental site location risk.
  • Physical security of the co-location site.
  • Facility upkeep and maintenance.

Use a co-location site visit and evaluation checklist to add an extra layer of due diligence during the co-location vendor selection process.
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Data Center Power and Cooling Requirements Calculator

Upfront estimations are necessary to capture current and future business needs, develop a high-level budget, and align facility costs and capacity with the needs of the enterprise.

Use this tool before to correctly estimate both current and future:

  • Power requirements
  • Cooling requirements
  • Standby power requirements

By gathering and understanding this information, IT can avoid cost overruns and capacity issues during construction.
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