How the Skilled Labor Shortage Will Affect Your Next Data Center Construction Project

A tight labor market is seriously affecting the construction industry, and the development and design of new data centers is no exception. When it comes down to it, there are simply not enough skilled workers to go around.

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Why Modular is the Future of Data Center Design

Every data center seems to suffer from the same problem: the need for more capacity. New technologies, such as big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT), are driving the demand for increased processing power, data storage, and physical space. Demand for additional capacity and faster data access is driving construction of new data centers, but they require land and take time to build. That’s why more organizations are looking to modular data centers as an optimal solution.

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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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Key Benefits of a Modular Data Center

As businesses become more data-driven, demand for ready access to computing power continues to expand. Due to this climate, data centers are in extremely high demand. However, setting up a data center is not a trivial task. In addition to constructing a secure building, you have to install cooling systems, wiring, redundant power, high-speed data connections, and more. And while you are waiting for that new data center, your business may be losing its competitive edge, due to a lack of access to critical data and analytics. The faster you can get your data center up and running, the sooner you can make data-driven business decisions.

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ISO Containers are NOT a Good Data Center Solution

Regardless of how you define the network “EDGE”, network capacity in closer proximity to the consumption and production of data is a requirement. When exploring data center solutions, the ISO shipping container is frequently part of the discussion. Modular, purpose built enclosures are a great solution for data centers. Modular hyperscale buildings like CyrusOne and Microsoft, enterprise data systems, and telecom systems are all a perfect fit for modular, but not shipping containers.

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Not Your Grandfather’s Electrical Room

Prefabricated electrical solutions have come a long way since their original introduction to the commercial building process.

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How to Implement a Modular Construction Solution

 As I wrote in a previous article, modular electrical solutions allow us to improve construction. If you can change the process, you can save more money and time over the conventional approach. In this article, I will give you an overview of how a modular electrical solutions provider like PCX gets involved in the construction process.

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When Modular Electrical Construction Won't Work

Modular construction has been touted as the cure for many of today's construction problems. Unfortunately, the skilled labor shortage, rising costs, and tightening schedules will not be solved by just buying a modular solution.

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Distributed Energy Resources Offer Cleaner Increased Energy Generation Mix but Higher Potential for Grid Disruption

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), which are solar, wind, fuel cells, storage and flexible loads, offer cleaner increased energy generation mix, but higher potential for grid disruption.

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Fast Growing SE Town Expands Waste Water Treatment Capacity for Future Growth

The city of Fuquay-Varina, NC was formed in 1963 when Fuquay Springs was merged with Varina, North Carolina. Its motto, “a dash more,” befits the quaint Wake County town known for the healing powers of the Fuquay mineral spring and convenient proximity to the Raleigh Research Triangle. In 1997, the Terrible Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, which treats 0.50 million gallons per day discharging into the Neuse River Basin, was built to serve the town. The town's population began to grow quickly. In 2001, the treatment plant’s capacity was doubled to 1.0 million gallons per day and provide treatment in the Neuse River portion of the town.

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