With the addition of the Power Systems ring in the data center, the real estate is more valuable (Figure 12-10). It isn’t just square feet with fire suppression and location – it also has conditioned power, and can independently provide power during disruptions of the electrical feeds into the building (brownouts, blackouts, power spikes, etc.).
For some customers, the availability and price of power were key selection criteria when selecting between colocation companies.
Figure 12-10. The reliable Power Systems ring of the data center model.