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Planning and Building a Data Center

datacenters4The basis of design for your next major investment in your ever-growing IT infrastructure is complete and the engineering team has put together a set of documents that will be used to begin the planning and budgeting phase for the project. This part of planning and building a data center can be easily overlooked or under-utilized, however it is one of the most important for setting up a project for success. Ensuring that the request for proposal is well thought out and well defined will lay the ground work for successfully controlling budget and maintaining design intent. However, due to the expedited nature of most data center projects, this process begins earlier in the design phase than most. Therefore, it is also of great importance to manage the inevitable design changes and understand the full impact they might have to the project. (more…)

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Schedule Control = Safety, Quality, and Production

shutterstock_Generic data center_1441097Last year we focused on all of the difficult decisions and options that go into designing and operating your data center. Now we are going to shift our attention to everything having to do with planning for and building a data center. (more…)

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Data Center Integration Projected to Continue Rising into 2016

datacenters4Casey Talon, senior research analyst for Navigant Research says, “An integrated approach to managing on premise data centers can help intelligent building customers continue to support their core mission of providing effective data centers and efficient, comfortable facilities while saving energy and capital with more sustainable operations.”

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Building Out a Server Room: the Pros and Cons when Choosing Your Cooling System

datacenters4Converting a room to white space can be problematic. Regardless of size, it is a significant investment for the present and future. Your excitement for the possibilities often turns to stress when faced with all of the decisions on how your space will operate. From fiber management, to electrical redundancy, and even HVAC design, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. To help with this, we are providing different options for you to consider. (more…)

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Economizers Mean Energy Savings!

datacenters4 A great way to meet the cooling needs of your data center while also delivering significant energy savings is to implement an economizer. Economizers can have a significant impact on energy costs in a data center as mechanical cooling is one of the largest consumers of energy in a typical data center. With economizers, you have two options to cut back on energy costs and help save money.

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