Data Centers

A data center is a facility used to house telecommunications storage systems stems and associated components. It generally includes: redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g. air conditioning, fire suppression), and security devices. Large data centers are industrial scale operations using as much electricity as a small town. Equipment, space, and bandwidth are available to retail customers. Customers generally cross connect their equipment to a variety of telecommunications carriers and network service providers inside the center.

Benefits of Data Centers

Network Planning – Telecommunications service providers can see the value added, potential obstacles, and opportunities of data centers in a particular area

Competitive Analysis – Users are able to employ this dataset to determine network presence of competitive service providers.

Urban Planning and Economic Development – Data centers are essential to modern-day urban planning and development, as planners need to determine the network capacity and availability of an area.

Real estate appraisal – Data centers have been shown to directly affect property values and developers must know the service providers available in a studied area.

Regulatory issues – Operators and enforcement agencies can use this dataset to ensure a wide range of regulatory compliance issues.

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