By - Jon Brown

Data Center Site Selection and Development
October 23, 2019 | Denver, CO

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This course will provide a detailed overview of the data center site selection and development process. The program reviews the multitude of considerations from the general geographical location down to the site and building specific criteria. Considerations include power, fiber and municipal services as well as constructability and manpower availability along with incentive programs.

Buy, build or colocate, the base criterion remains the same. We will explore the business factors that differentiate one site from another and help answer which criteria carries the most weight.

Learning Outcomes

  • Building the search and selection teams
  • Address weather concerns
  • Discuss site specifics for consideration
  • Identify what to inquire about regarding neighbors
  • Assessbuilding characteristics that will be impacted by site selection
  • Evaluate needs and accessibility of telecommunications, power, and municipal services
  • Review incentive programs
    • Vary by State
    • Green energy
    • Sales Tax – Extensions to customers
    • Property tax
    • Claw backs



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course  to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations and classroom exercises will be used.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. :: Developing the Criteria

  • Interviewing the Client
  • Resolving competing strategies
  • Defining the Criteria
  • Identifying the decision influencers

10:00 – 10:20 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Searching – Raw Land, Renovation, Colocate

  • Deal breakers to narrow the search
  • Weather and natural disaster issues
  • Knowing the neighbors (near & far)
  • Labor availability
  • Power
  • Fiber

12:30  – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:30 – 3:15 p.m. :: Site Development – Does it Fit?

  • Geology
  • Schematics
  • Code effects
  • Access
  • Logistics

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Services and Incentives

  • Local infrastructure improvements
  • Training programs
  • Incentive packages


Dr. Cronin, CEO, Resilient Solutions, LLC

Dr. Cronin is the CEO of Resilient Solutions, LLC a Mission Critical Consultancy firm founded in 2003 that is focused on data center Management, Operations, Marketing, Forensics and Research. Previously, Dr. Cronin has also held the positions as Technical Managing Director for the Research Foundation at Binghamton University, COO of Steel ORCA and 20 years handling back office operations for multiple Wall Street firms.

Currently, his efforts are spotlighting data center efficiency research, data center education, application of 400V direct current power distribution, integration of renewable resources and ITAD (Information Technology Asset Disposition) management.

Dr. Cronin is a founder of 7×24 Exchange, serves as a Columnist and Advisor for Mission Critical Magazine, is a Subject Matter Expert in developing a Mission Critical academic degree program, is the creator of the “Containerized and Modular Data Center” discussion group on LinkedIn and sits on the Boards of several Mission Critical Industry groups. 

For over 30 years Dr. Cronin has been a leader in the operational aspects of technology in both Enterprise and Colocation operations. The greater part of his career has been with large fortune 500 financial and retail organizations.

Dr. Cronin is a graduate of Villanova where he earned a BS in Accounting and holds a Doctorate of Mission Critical Operations from AATC University.


EUCI Office Building Conference Center

4601 DTC Blvd, B-100

Denver CO, 80237


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