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'10 Places You Don't Want a Data Center'

OnePartner lists places to avoid when selecting or building a data center

DUFFIELD, Va., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- OnePartner, LLC, the first and only American company to build a Tier III commercial data center, provides a list of the "10 Places You Don't Want A Data Center".

"This list provides context for one of the most important decisions an organization will make," begins Tom Deaderick, OnePartner director. "Since we opened the facility in 2008, a lot of people have asked us to share our site selection criteria. How did we decide to build America's first commercial Tier III data center amidst the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia?"

Rather than listing specific locations, OnePartner's list identifies types of places, allowing the list to be useful to anyone considering building, expanding or leasing data center space. "The goal was to give people some solid guidelines, along with some examples," says Deaderick. "The list has some really interesting examples. As we compiled the report, there were some surprises. Google Earth is a terrific research tool if you're considering leasing space in a commercial data center. As we were compiling examples, we identified a very large commercial data center that matches at least three of the 10 place types."

OnePartner expects another Tier III or even Tier IV commercial data center to be built, or at least announced in the U.S. in 2010. "When we first launched the ATAC, I thought it would be only a matter of time before the established data centers followed suit. I'm actually surprised to still have the only commercial Tier III data center design in America."

OnePartner's "10 Places You Don't Want a Data Center" is available online at:

http://www.onepartner.com/10places.html

    Contact:       Tom Deaderick, OnePartner
                   888.767.1727 or 423.863.8708 (mobile)
                   [email protected]

SOURCE OnePartner, LLC

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