Recent Posts by Rob Coyle

The Dummy's Guide to Data Centers: Data Center Types

After slowing down a bit during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations around the world will increase their data center investments in 2021 and beyond. According to Gartner, these organizations are forecasted to pour upwards of $200 billion into data center infrastructure in 2021.

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Traditional vs. Modular Data Center Design

Data center construction isn't as straightforward as it once was. Innovations in design and construction processes have now empowered organizations with the choice of how they want to build their next data center. The two most common methods are to go with a traditional stick-built approach or the modular approach. Each offers distinct benefits to your organization. 

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Five Features of Modular Data Centers That Make a Purchaser’s Job Easier

If you’re in the market to build your own, new data center, you have two options: You can either go the old-fashioned route and take the stick-built approach to construction, or you can opt to build a modular data center instead.

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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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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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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 Much Will a Data Center Cost You?

In recent years, the cost of data center construction has been on the rise due to a confluence of factors. On one hand, there’s a skilled labor shortage which has resulted in higher wages. On the other, 90 percent of major construction projects face scheduling delays and cost overruns, which adds more and more expenses to each project, according to McKinsey. Making matters more complicated is the emergence of COVID-19, which has disrupted global supply chains and increased the cost of many building materials.

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The Dummy’s Guide to Data Centers

In the age of big data, mobile devices, remote work, streaming video, online gaming, e-commerce, and social networks -- data centers are becoming more important than ever before.

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