Is communications / network a key consideration in planning for a new data center and if so, what questions should I be asking my IT team?

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New Data Center Project? Music to our ears of course, but more than likely you need answers on how to prioritize key elements for planning and discussions with your IT Team.

Is communications/network a key consideration in planning for a new data center and if so, what questions should I be asking my IT team? Here is a list of topics to cover:

  1. Redundant / isolated paths?
  2. Multiple carriers
  3. Data breach?  Who pays?
  4. Data security?  Who is responsible?
  5. The power of the cloud – iPhone® 5S – WOW!!
  6. Impact of network loss