U.S. Ranks As Top Choice for Companies Seeking Low-Risk Data Center Locations

Data centers support business-critical information technology systems, and any downtime can cost millions in lost revenue and even threaten the viability of a business.

Against that backdrop, the United States ranks as the top choice for companies seeking low-risk data center locations, reflecting the country’s relatively low cost of energy and favorable business environment, according to a new study.

Cushman & Wakefield and engineering consulting firm hurley palmer flatt released details of the Data Center Risk Index on June 15.

The index, which evaluated risk in 20 leading and emerging markets and across key regional centers, scored India the least favorable with China also near the bottom of the rankings (see table).

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.
Alex Carroll