What Makes a Data Center “World-Class”?

Jan 30, 2012 | Data Centers, Insights

When we started the process of designing Texas 1, we knew our customers expected a World-Class Data Center (WCDC). From the cooling, power and networking systems to the very ground on which Texas 1 sits, every detail was carefully considered when building this state-of-the-art facility. We consulted industry experts to ensure the highest quality product was produced….a World-Class Data Center.

One of these industry experts, Mike Mosman, Vice President and CTO of CCG Facilities Integration, was asked what a WCDC meant to him, and here’s what he had to say:

“A WCDC is designed to be ‘Business Mission Responsive.’ For colocation, this means it’s designed to accommodate a wide variety of customer-specific business requirements and be able to adapt to customer business strategy changes, as well as growth over time.”

We couldn’t agree more. Building upon Mike’s perspective, we compiled data and feedback from other industry experts and recently published a white paper – The 5 Pillars of a World-Class Data Center.

Texas 1 Data Center in Austin, TX

The 5 pillars of a World-Class Data Center:

  1. A Purpose-Built Facility
  2. Robust Utility and Facility Infrastructure
  3. High Performance Computing Capable
  4. Best-in-Class Equipment
  5. The Human Factor

Is your current data center a WCDC?

Download The 5 Pillars of a World-Class Data Center white paper and decide for yourself!