More and more companies are occupying space in data centers. This leads to the requirement for IT decision makers to look at issues like power, data sovereignty and security issues. Such considerations need to be examined very carefully before the company decides to take up residence in the data center. Physical security needs to be analyzed carefully. This security becomes even more important when one is talking about defense organizations using the data center space.
The provider’s environmental policy also has to be examined carefully. Then there is the legislations and regulations like the Privacy Act 1988 and the Patriot Act that also have a bearing on data center activities. Third party data center providers also have to have a high degree of energy use and robustness too.
Environmental considerations are also very high on the checklist. Legislation such as Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 and Carbon Tax need to be complied with.
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