Data Center Planning, Site Selection, and Analysis

Location intelligence for data center siting and expansion

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Dynamic visualization reveals ideal sites

Quickly assess site suitability, network connections, and labor markets

Selecting the right location for a data center requires deep understanding of vast amounts of data including network capabilities, workforce skills, government regulations, and environmental hazards. Visualizing variables from multiple domains on smart maps with advanced spatial analytics reveals connections that are hard to discern in spreadsheets. Use innovative geospatial technology to understand site-related data from global to hyperlocal scales. Ensure that data center expansion investments are in places that will support fast, reliable performance for customers.


Assess, plan, and optimize end-to-end data center siting and development

Enhance strategic planning and expansion

Data-rich maps reveal markets with high demand for cloud services. Analyze the geography of political, economic, and social factors to support rapid and informed decision-making for data center planning, optimization, and expansion.

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Speed site selection and network analysis

Use maps to see where fiber exists near available sites and determine which parcels are suitable for development. Overlay labor data to understand which areas have a workforce ready to support data center siting and expansion activities.

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Aid engineering and construction

Understand all aspects of design and construction projects. Use smart maps to assess environmental hazards, access to utilities, and transportation infrastructure capabilities. Teams can use ArcGIS GeoBIM for an easy-to-use web-based way to collaborate on building information modeling (BIM) projects in real time and throughout a data center expansion project.

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Fortify operations and security

Protect people and critical infrastructure across the entire built environment with real-time operational awareness. When a crisis occurs, make rapid decisions based on a complete view of an incident to reduce downtime and ensure safety.

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