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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How Much UPS Capacity Do I Need for My Data Center?

Data centers require a lot of power in order to keep servers running and server rooms from overheating. In an age in which users expect applications to be up and running 100 percent of the time, data centers need to remain operational around the clock. But what happens, for example, if a storm rolls through the area and the power goes out?

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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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How to Ensure Your Data Center Design Accounts for Security

No matter the industry you operate in, data center security is of the utmost importance. If you build your data center in an area where it’s susceptible to manmade or natural disasters, and you don’t have a business continuity strategy in place, your data center can get knocked offline, preventing users from accessing data and using your applications. On the other hand, if your data center security layer is thin, to the point where unauthorized individuals can access it easily, your sensitive data and vital trade secrets can be compromised.

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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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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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Infographic: Getting Your Company's Data Center Project Back on Track

Delayed construction projects are nothing new, but due to the ongoing pandemic, they’ve become an unsettling norm for many companies. Despite COVID-19, the most effective way to resolve a delay and get your project back on track is to stick to the tried-and-tested methods. 

Get your delayed projects back on a path to success by following the insights in this infographic:

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3 Industries Where Modular Data Centers Just Makes Sense

It used to be that if you needed a data center, you had one option: the traditional stick-built approach. When it was time to break ground, construction companies and contractors would show up on-site and get to work. As the project moved forward, you’d cross your fingers and hope there wouldn’t be any major delays—and that the data center that was ultimately built would actually meet your requirements, keep to your schedule, and fit within your budget.

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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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