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Data Center Checklist

The purpose of the Data Center Checklist


is to allow you to evaluate data center providers on a range of criteria and provide a
framework for more informed decisions.

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Provider #3

Providers
Company Profile

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Providers
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Environmental Threats continued

Company is publicly held or venture backed

Tidal flooding

Company has audited financials from Big Four auditor

River flooding

Company has multiple data centers

Tsunami

Company has multiple service locations

Blizzards/Hail storms

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Company can provide reference accounts


Core competencydesigns,
competencydesigns,engineers
engineersand
anddelivers
delivers
data
center
data
center

products
products and
andservices
services

Core Power

Company provides a 100% uptime SLA

On-site substation

Company offers modular data center products and services

Company offers enterprise-grade private cloud Infrastructure as a


as
a Service
Service

Diverse high voltage feeds from utility

Total capacity available at data center (# MW)

If yes, is substation dedicated to providers use?


If yes, what is voltage and capacity (in kV/KVA)?

Company offers standardized data center hardware


Company offers software optimized data center infrastructure

Critical Power

Company offers just-in-time data center capacity

# backup generators on-site

Company can meet ultra-high security requirements

Total backup capacity currently available (# MW)

Company has Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute

# gallons diesel fuel stored on-site


How long at full load? (# minutes)

Data Center Structure

Proximity to diesel fuel filling station (# miles)

Steel reinforced concrete

Battery backup capacity at load (# minutes)

Square footage

Roll-up generator available on-site

# stories

If yes, does provider own?

Distance from street (# feet)


On-site office space

Uninterruptible Conditioned Power

# freight elevators

Concurrently Maintainable Design

# truck/shipping bays

UPS currently available (# MW)

Burn-in/Staging center available

Total UPS available at site (# MW)

Major delivery services available

Diverse UPS manufacturers

Easily accessible from airport/highway

Diverse PDU manufacturers

Secure storage

Power density across entire data center (Watts UPS/SF)

Managed shipping and receiving

Spot densities per square foot (# Watts)


Color-coded power cabling

Environmental Threats

Hand-sewn, wax string used

Environmental Threats

Overhead cabling

Earthquakes
Tornadoes

Air handling

Hurricanes

Concurrently Maintainable Design

Tidal flooding

# Modular CRAH units

River flooding

Capacity of CRAH units (kw or tons per unit)

Tsunami

High-efficiency raised floor

Blizzards/Hail storms

High-efficiency chilled water system


Variable speed plug fans

Environmental Threats
Earthquakes

Heat Rejection

Tornadoes

# of compressors/chillers

Hurricanes

# evaporation towers
Capacity of chilled water plant (# tons)
Bi-directional, welded, valved chilled water loop
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Data Center Checklist


The purpose of the Data Center Checklist
is to allow you to evaluate data center providers on a range of criteria and provide a
framework for more informed decisions.

Providers
Efficiency

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Providers
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Surrounding Area

Thermal Energy Storage (TES) option available

Located in flood plain

% of time free cooling can be used

Located in flight path

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Adjacent to highway with hazardous shipping

Compliance Available

Adjacent to railroad tracks

SAS 70 Type II
LEED

Water

PCI

Diverse water mains

HIPPA

# gallons water stored on-site

SCIF

Domestic well on-site

Energy Efficiency

Network Carriers

LED lighting

AT&T

Motion activated lighting

AboveNet*

Ultrasonic humidification

AGL

Variable frequency drive chillers

Clearwire

Variable frequency drive pumps

Cox

Variable frequency drive cooling towers

Cogent

Variable frequency drive air handlers

Integra

Sealed cabinets

Qwest*

Insulated roof

Level 3*
Paetec

Access Control

Optimum Lightpath

Fenced defensible perimeter

XO

Traffic bollards/car traps

TeliaSonera*

Guard controlled gated entry

tw telecom

24x7xForever on-site guard staff

Verizon Business

Digital video surveillance

*Included in Blended Bandwidth Service

Customer defined access lists


Visitor tracking

Network Connectivity

Biometric screening

Free cross-connects

Mantraps

Carrier-neutral

Locking cabinets, cages, suites and modules

On-site Meet-Me-Room

Private access control systems allowed

# diverse fiber entry vaults

24x7xForever customer access without delay

# network providers on-site with gateway access


Enterprise-grade blended internet bandwidth w/minimum 10GB

Environmental Controls

connections to each provider

Discreet PLC system automation

Private data transport between data centers

Redundant controllers

Dark fiber available

HSSD fire detection

Wireless service available

Interlocked,
multi-zone,pre-action
pre-action
pipe
Interlocked, multi-zone,
drydry
pipe
andand
clean agent
suppression
clean
agentgas
gasfire
fire
suppression

Cisco powered Core and Edge routers

Rope-style leak detection

Support Services

Single point grounding system

Remote Hands

UL approved perimeter lightning protection system

Rack and Stack


Cabling
24xForever Technical Assistance Command Center (TACC)
24xForever on-site operations staff

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