4 Tips for Designing a Data Center Campus for the Future

Companies like Facebook and Amazon have massive data center campuses that house hundreds to thousands of data centers in a single location, providing computing power to tons of other businesses. With a powerful and robust data center footprint, these hyperscale organizations are able to stay on the forefront of innovation and continue to deliver exemplary experiences to all of their customers and users.

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How to Predict Your Data Center's Energy Consumption

It doesn’t matter whether you’re building a colocation space or an in-house data center: All facilities must be able to optimize capacity. 

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The Dummy's Guide to How Data Centers Work

In the first installment of this series, we explored the technical components that are found in every data center. In this article, we will examine the important role a data center plays within an organization, while taking a closer look at who manages it and what their responsibilities entail.

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How to Ensure Your Data Center Design Accounts for Security

No matter the industry you operate in, data center security is of the utmost importance. If you build your data center in an area where it’s susceptible to manmade or natural disasters, and you don’t have a business continuity strategy in place, your data center can get knocked offline, preventing users from accessing data and using your applications. On the other hand, if your data center security layer is thin, to the point where unauthorized individuals can access it easily, your sensitive data and vital trade secrets can be compromised.

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4 Tips for Data Center Energy Efficiency

With the sheer amount of  computing infrastructure running, and the cooling requirements needed to keep that equipment in good condition, it comes as no surprise that data centers are energy hogs. 

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Washington State’s Construction Regulations Explained

Are you thinking about building a commercial construction project in Washington state? If so, it is critical that you understand the ins and outs of the Evergreen State’s building regulations—along with what’s changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Overcoming COVID-19’s Impact on the Construction Supply Chain

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on supply chains worldwide. Although construction has been deemed an “essential” business in a number of jurisdictions, many suppliers have run out of materials and equipment, due to supply chain and logistics issues of their own.

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How to Perform Factory Acceptance Testing During COVID-19

Whenever you’re enlisting a vendor to build a piece of mission-critical infrastructure for you—whether it’s a modular data center, integrated switchboard, electrical distribution center or prefabricated power equipment center—you need to make sure that the equipment lives up to your requirements and design standards. 

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How Data Center Design Impacts Patient Care

Today’s patients require access to their health records and necessitate communication with their providers at all times. In the age of electronic health records, telehealth, online patient scheduling and other patient-first tools, the healthcare industry has been forced to store, protect and manage more data than ever before.

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How to Avoid High Data Center Construction Costs Due to Supplier Layering

It’s no secret that data centers are expensive to build. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the average data center project carries a price tag of $215.5 million. With land to acquire, IT equipment to procure and construction costs to absorb, costs can skyrocket before you know it—which is why it’s so important to put a lot of thought and planning into how you approach data center design and construction.

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