Data Center Journal

VOLUME 44 | JUNE 2016

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Not All Data Centers Are Created Equal By jeffrey r clark phd feature No two data centers are equal in every respect, ranging from redundancy and uptime goals to network bandwidth and processing capabilities. Yet it's easy to rank data centers as better or worse ("more equal" or "less equal") with regard to any particular feature—or is it? Differences between data centers may make them unequal in some sense, but that inequality doesn't necessarily translate cleanly into better or worse for a given situation. Looking at data center design holistically is more than just an academic exercise in determining what is technically superior; it's a critical step toward getting the most business value from a very expensive facility. 2 | THE DATA CENTER JOURNAL

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