Site Selection

We provide site selection consulting services for colocation facilities, ground-up builds, and data center retrofits. Our process is designed to provide an in-depth analysis for your IT, procurement, and real estate departments and help communicate your decisions to upper management. Our services range from identifying the top cities and evaluating power considerations, natural hazard risks, latency concerns, energy profiles, water availability, free cooling, labor pools, flight strategy, and tax impacts…

Service Level Agreement Negotiation

If your requirement is going into a colocation facility, take advantage of our expertise in negotiating service level agreements. Did you know that you can negotiate: your "upcharge" for mechanical systems (this is sometimes quoted as PUE or cooling factor), a ramp in for your power usage so you're not paying for power you're not using on day one, fees for cross connects, expansion rights, graduated increases in your cost…

Total Cost Of Occupancy

Total Cost of Occupancy (TCO) is an incredibly important aspect in weighing your options. More important is comparing multiple proposals from multiple operators in a true "apples to apples" comparison. One operator might quote an "all-in" cost per kW that does not include hidden fees while another breaks the cost down to power, space, cooling charges, mechanical uplift factors, and connectivity costs. We can help level your options, so you…

Research

Our team tracks an enormous amount of data nationwide for evaluating mission critical opportunities. On the West Coast, we understand the nuances of each of the top/emerging markets, including Phoenix, Las Vegas/Reno, and Salt Lake City.