Recent Posts by James Vinson

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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[Infographic] Weighing the Cost and the Benefits of a Modular Data Center

Data center costs are rising, and it can be easy to overlook what your organization is truly spending money on when building a new one. From rising equipment prices to sourcing parts and skilled labor, these added steps have costs associated with them, which end up making their way back to your organization, one way or another. 

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How COVID-19 Data Usage Spikes Affect Data Center Design

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions across the globe. 

Over the past few months, many people around the world have spent the bulk of their time at home. With things like concerts, restaurants, and shopping malls shut down due to the pandemic, the population as a whole has understandably increased their internet and data usage. At the same time, many professionals are working out of their homes, utilizing additional bandwidth along the way. 

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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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Five Features Of Modular Data Centers That Make an Engineer’s Job Easier

Designing any type of data center is a collaborative process. It requires careful preplanning with input from the information technology (IT) team, engineers, architects, electricians, contractors and others. This collaboration ensures the final construction conforms to specifications and meets both current and future data processing needs. Even with input from so many stakeholders, the needs of the engineer responsible for managing the data center can be overlooked. However, with modular data centers, the compartmentalized design can simplify day-to-day operations and maintenance.

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The Ins and Outs of Owner Furnished-Contractor Installed (OFCI) Equipment

When building a new structure or data center, the client normally lets the engineer and the contractor choose the components they need for the building infrastructure. After all, the architects, engineers and builders were selected for their expertise. However, there are times when you want to use your own equipment. This process is commonly referred to as owner furnished-contractor installed (OFCI). 

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Installing a Modular Electrical Power System: A Step-by-Step Guide

Prefabricated electrical power distribution systems are growing in popularity because they save time and money in construction. However, to get maximum value from any form of modular electrical system, your entire team—from design engineers, to the construction crew, to contractors—needs to understand what to expect during the process and where their responsibilities lie. 

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Debunking 6 Myths About Modular Data Center Solutions

As demand for more computing power continues to rise, IT professionals are pressured to look for new data center solutions—especially solutions that give them faster access to more processing power at lower costs. 

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