Data Center Design for Good Neighbors
Bugs Baer was right.
The newspaper writer and cartoonist once defined a good neighbor as “a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence but doesn’t climb over it.”
If your Data Centers are like most, they have many neighbors – er, tenants – in them. Some want open access, so they can quickly update applications and hardware. Others want a highly-restricted environment, where changes are few and far between. Still others want operational policies somewhere in between.
How, then, to construct a Data Center so everyone remains good neighbors? That is, meeting everyone’s particular operational needs while ensuring that no tenant activities – or restrictions – ever impact those around them?
Below, I suggest some design considerations when building a multi-tenant Data Center.
What else do you think someone should consider when hosting very different clients in their Data Center?