Zech Connell, Data Center Market Manager at ProLift Rigging, shares how project buffering saved Compass Datacenters both time and money when building their new Phoenix data center.
Meta currently has 47 data centers under construction, the company said this week, reflecting the extraordinary scope of the ongoing expansion of world’s digital infrastructure.
New research from Microsoft outlines the potential use of sustainable material in data center construction projects to create low-carbon cloud infrastructure. It is exploring the use of mushrooms, algae, agricultural waste and hemp as structural materials.
One major contributor to the increased speed of data center construction is modularization. Nate Harper, Marketing and Inside Sales Manager at ProLift Rigging, discusses how logistics, storage, transportation, and on-site installation can make or break a modular data center’s construction schedule.
With an 18 to 24 month construction phase for most large data centers, the industry needs new strategies to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding global colocation market. Project buffering can eliminate many of the threats that inhibit data center speed-to-market, including market demand for OFCI equipment, supply chain issues, labor shortages, and conflicts around the just-in-time delivery of mission critical equipment.
There are small improvements that can be made everywhere by being infinitely curious and questioning every “that’s how it has always been done” process. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Zech Connell, Data Center Market Manager at ProLift Rigging explores how questioning everything about the construction process can drive data center innovation.
On the DCF Show, our guest is Nancy Novak, the Chief Innovation Officer at Compass Datacenters. We discuss how innovation helps deliver faster and larger data center deployments, Nancy also shares her take on diversity in the data center industry,
Data center developers added nearly 17 million square feet of new capacity during 2020, deploying new cloud capacity at top speed despite the challenges of construction projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CEO Satya Nadella says make Microsoft Azure will be “the world’s computer.” As more IT workloads gravitate to cloud computing, these platforms accounted for more than 70 percent of data center leasing in 2020, a trend that is likely to continue.
The data center industry is busier than ever. With more new players entering the industry, this has meant lower pricing on large deals in the most competitive markets.