How You Can Reduce Downtime During Data Center Construction

If you’ve ever been in an office when construction is happening, you know how distracting it can be. You’re trying to concentrate, but all you can hear is the thud, thud, thud of the hammer. Let’s hope you have headphones to block out the noise or you’re able to find a quieter place to work. Otherwise, it’s going to be essentially impossible to work at your full capacity.

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Infographic: Why Choose PCX as Your Modular Data Center Partner?

Choosing a partner to handle your data center construction project is a critical decision that will greatly impact the outcome of your project. As one of the pioneers in the field of modular data centers and construction, we know what it takes to keep your projects on schedule and within budget, regardless of the situation. 

As you’re narrowing down your options for your next data center project, use this infographic to see why PCX is a proven leader in off-site modular construction and data center design.

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How to Establish a Vendor-Agnostic Data Center Design

When it comes time to design a new data center, it can be easy to source all of your materials from a single supplier. Though it might simplify the procurement process to do it this way—and you might even be able to take advantage of discounts with that approach—it doesn’t mean you’ll get the best outcome for your business.

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Construction Industry Trends 101: How Digital Technology Is Shaping Data Center Construction

Over the last several years, companies across all industries have been investing in digital transformation initiatives. In large part, these initiatives involve moving paper-based and manual processes over to the digital world, bringing efficiency and automation to workflows that have largely stayed the same for decades.

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How to Accurately Assess Your Company’s Data Center Design Requirements

Once you’ve decided to build a new data center, the work is just getting started. 

You can’t just expect to build just any facility and get the results your business needs. Instead, you need to figure out the precise solution your company needs to be successful—one that’s built to support your specific requirements, and not somebody else’s.

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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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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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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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