U.S.A. is #1 for Data Center Locations
NREI reports: 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 hurleypalmerflatt 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).
“Despite their status as engines of global growth, China and India score poorly as a result of strict foreign ownership regulations and other barriers to investment,” says Stephen Whatling, global services director at London-based hurleypalmerflatt.