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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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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[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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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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5 of the Biggest Time-Wasters on Data Center Construction Sites

In an ideal world, your data center construction project would go off without a hitch. You’d beat timelines and come in under budget, and you’d never have to deal with mistakes, rework or disagreements.

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