New research by Cushman & Wakefield, Hurleypalmerflatt and Source8 measured risks related to physical, economic and social issues in various countries around the world. Factors taken into account by the study reportedly include "weighted ranking of energy, bandwidth, ease of doing business, political stability, tax laws, labor laws, sustainability, risk of natural disasters, energy security, GDP per capita, inflation and water resource(s)."
The study found that demand for data centers meeting global operational efficiency standards in China has risen in accordance with the growing presence of foreign companies in the country. However, it is also determined "that issues such as poor connectivity, government rules and supply-chain problems remain barriers to establishing data centers in Asia, despite the region's growing economies."
In a listing of 30 countries, the study reveals that the United States is the least risky country to open a data center, followed by the United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany.
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