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Choosing a Location for Your Disaster Recovery Facility

Written by  Bill Bick

When planning a new backup data center facility, there are many things to consider – facility size, level of equipment redundancy, budget constraints, etc. One important component often overlooked is the importance of choosing a good location to build the facility. For long-term viability, reliability, and operational efficiency, choosing the right site will go a long way toward making your facility successful. Identifying key facility drivers up front can shorten the process of real estate acquisition. The key facility drivers we have seen influencing site location are: operational recovery time objective, staffing issues, capital availability, and use of the facility beyond data center disaster recovery. When looking at real estate, there are many issues to consider. While a real estate agent can handle all of the usual paperwork and negotiations, there are other important items often overlooked. This article outlines some of those items that every data center owner should keep in