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.
Although 2020 is winding down, there’s no slowdown in sight for the data center market. Growth projections for at least the next couple years are staggering. Blake Weaver, Data Center Specialist from ProLift Rigging walks readers through five different strategies to avoid congestion challenges during the data center construction process.
Data center developers are scrambling to add capacity, as this year’s record leasing activity has consumed much of the available supply of server space. Several leading markets are seeing a boom in construction.
More than 373 megawatts of new wholesale data center construction is underway across major markets in the United States, according to a newly-published 2021 market outlook from CBRE.
Michael Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Stream Data Centers, highlights four steps to ensure successful “marriages” or data center partnerships and for both client and provider, particularly the data center build-operate relationship.