Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners

Just as good genes do not guarantee health and wellbeing, a good design alone does not ensure a data
center is well-built and will remain efficient and available over the course of its life span. For each phase of
the data center’s life cycle, proper care and action
must be taken to continuously meet the business
needs of the facility. This paper describes the five
phases of the data center life cycle, identifies key tasks
and pitfalls, and offers practical advice to facility
owners and management.