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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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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Why Modular Data Centers Make Sense for Large Corporations

In some ways, it’s hard to believe, but massive organizations like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are still scaling. These hyperscalers continue to bring more products and services online and deliver them to an increasing number of users scattered across the globe.

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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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