Like most industries, the data center industry has evolved, especially in recent years. While basic data center design hasn’t changed much, some aspects of it have greatly improved. Alex Sharp, Global Head of Design and Construction at Iron Mountain, takes a look at data centers of the future.
Zech Connell, Data Center Market Manager at ProLift Rigging Co., explores Project Buffering to build faster data centers.
Compass Datacenters will use low-carbon concrete from CarbonCure for its data center campuses, reflecting the need for sustainability to permeate all aspects of data center development.
Compass Datacenters used a “virtual commissioning” process to deliver a new data center in Raleigh, using live-streaming cameras and wireless sensors to manage the process remotely, with on-site tasks completed by a small group of staff separated by safe distances.
Data center construction continues to move forward, with a handful of projects slowed or halted by COVID-19. But analysts see risks for data center construction projects and the supply chain supporting them.
Data Center Jobs: This month’s top data center job opportunities ranged from Dallas and New York, to several open positions in Northern Virginia.
How you manage equipment procurement and installation can make a huge difference in the cost and speed of data center construction. Insights from Zech Connell at ProLift Rigging.
The demand for data center facilities has been high over the last several years. That demand, and continued growth in the industry, by all indications, will continue for some time. Rob Dean, the VP of Design and Construction at CoreSite, who has been working on construction projects for nearly 15 years, walks readers through the process of building and maintaining a data center in today’s market.
Google is building more data centers in more places than ever before, and appears likely to make good on its pledge to invest $13 billion in new data center campuses in 2019.
T5 Data Centers plans to triple the size of its staff to expand its construction services and facilities management operations. T5’s focus on services comes as staffing is becoming a challenge at all levels of the data center supply chain.