Data Center Site Selection Quiz

A multitude of variables come into play when selecting the right data center location — from the cost of doing business (think taxes, real estate, and power) to network connectivity, latency, regional infrastructure planning, and more. Find out how much you know by taking this site selection quiz from Cushman & Wakefield.

1. Location incentives for data centers can include:
A. Sales tax breaks
B. Property tax abatement
C. Power cost support
D. All the above
2. The five tightest data center markets worldwide have average vacancy under:
A. 5%
B. 10%
C. 15%
D. 20%
3. Renewable power is often cheaper than coal-fueled energy.
A. True
B. False
4. Which of these cities has no value-added tax?
A. Tokyo
B. London
C. Johannesburg
D. Hong Kong
5. Data centers in coastal cities are always at a higher flood risk than other markets.
A. True
B. False
6. The cheapest development land is found in which of these markets?
A. Denver
B. Beijing
C. Salt Lake City
D. Sao Paulo
7. The highest average fiber connectivity is found in:
A. Silicon Valley
B. Singapore
C. Northern Virginia
D. Amsterdam
8. Renewable energy can produce all a city’s power.
A. True
B. False
9. The lowest cost power is found in:
A. Dallas
B. Johannesburg
C. Madrid
D. Montreal
10. The lowest cost power is found in:
A. Amsterdam
B. Munich
C. London
D. Dublin
11. Northern Virginia has the lowest sales taxes in the U.S.
A. True
B. False
12. How many total new undersea cables have come online or are being added through 2019 and 2020?
A. 30
B. 50
C. 60
D. 90
13. The largest data center market in Asia is:
A. Hong Kong
B. Mumbai
C. Shanghai
D. Tokyo
14. Which U.S. state launched data center incentives in 2019?
A. Iowa
B. Florida
C. Michigan
D. Illinois
15. Which Ohio city has attracted the largest amount of hyperscale development?
A. Cincinnati
B. Columbus
C. Dayton
D. Cleveland
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