Why Modular Data Centers Make Sense for Large Corporations

In some ways, it’s hard to believe, but massive organizations like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are still scaling. These hyperscalers continue to bring more products and services online and deliver them to an increasing number of users scattered across the globe.

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When Is the Right Time to Expand Your Company’s Data Center Design?

Everything needs to be revamped at some point, even data centers. In fact, data centers become obsolete faster because the state of technology advances so quickly. Not only do servers, data storage systems, power supplies and other equipment wear out, but by the time they are ready to be replaced, you could be generations behind the latest innovations. Deciding when it is the right time to upgrade your data center design is a matter of balancing the replacement of aging systems before they fail and the need to keep pace with the latest computing trends.

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9 Disastrous Data Center Design Mistakes You Can Avoid

Construction of any new data center is a race against time and money. The goal is to complete the new data center as quickly as possible and within budget. However, when data center design focuses on short-term goals, later failures will cost an even larger investment in time and money down the road. The long-term objective is to establish an extensible data center designed to deliver reliable service for years to come, especially as data processing demand continues to grow. 

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3 Reasons Why Organizations are Shifting to Offsite Construction

Every commercial construction project has specific requirements and unique design challenges. There may be space limitations, scheduling issues, difficulties acquiring building materials and other concerns; and almost every construction project has to deal with limited budgets, tight deadlines, quality control and environmental regulations. Applying off-site construction can address all of these issues and more.

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When Is Data Center Colocation a Good Fit?

It wasn’t that long ago that if you needed computing capacity, your best bet was to build your own data center. But naturally, committing to your own data center has its drawbacks. Although an on-premise data center gives you more control over applications and information, designing an in-house data center that is cost-effective and scalable, it isn’t without its challenges. With the coming of the cloud, many businesses find it easier to lease data storage and computing capacity from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or another service provider. But the drawback is you have to surrender some control when you opt for cloud services. That’s why more IT executives are including data center colocation as part of their strategy.

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How the Rise of Remote Workers Are Impacting the Construction Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic impact on businesses around the globe, and it will have an unprecedented effect on construction industry trends as well. As offices continue to close and a greater number of employees work from home, businesses are starting to see the ongoing benefits of telecommuting, which in turn will have an impact on the future of office design. The rise in telecommuting will also increase the need for a more robust data infrastructure. The result will be a change in commercial building design and a demand for more data centers.

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Construction Industry Trends 101: How Economic Pressures Will Influence Future Projects

The construction industry isn’t recession-proof. At this year’s International Builders Show in January, the buzz was about low interest rates and a strong economy, promising a bright future for the construction market. That was before the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Now, new economic pressures are shaping construction industry trends, and suddenly, a downturn in the economy is looming and the future is much less certain.

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How Modular Is Mitigating Construction Delays Caused by COVID-19

Everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the construction industry. Shelter-in-place orders have inevitably created construction delays, and while some contractors can continue working, most non-critical building projects have been placed on hold until the threat to the general population has been contained. As a result, general contractors are going to have to revise their construction schedules, which is going to cost some a lot of money and may drive others out of business.

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Comparing the Construction Timeline of Stick-Built vs. Modular Data Centers

The data center industry is experiencing explosive growth, as more businesses harness more information than ever before for data-driven decision-making. Data is accumulating faster than ever, and with increased business data, the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is generating additional machine data that has to be monitored and processed in real time. In addition, the boom in 5G mobile networking is driving demand for increased data capacity, as wireless and mobile users contribute to data center traffic.

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COVID-19 & Construction: 3 Optimisms for the Data Center Sector

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has created an economic whirlwind affecting multiple industries across the globe. With businesses and their employees taking necessary precautions to battle the spread, each state invoking differing orders of shelter-in-place, mandatory restrictions placed on travel, and non-essential businesses closed, the global economy has been put on pause. With the threat of a global recession on the horizon, experts are predicting negative growth for the United States markets in the first quarter of 2020, and an even more impactful decline in the second quarter. These forecasts are causing urgent, understandable concerns for the construction industry, including those within the data center sector.

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