Data center construction is one of the main services offered by Electronic Environments Corporation. Recently Construction Executive Magazine interviewed Mike Kingsley, President and Jim Stark, Design/Build Manager of Electronic Environments for an article based on data center construction and data center power and energy savings.
The article, featured in the February issue of the magazine, titled: "Data Center Clients Challenge Contractors to Deliver More Power While Using Less Energy" discusses the challenges of data center construction today. It discusses issues such as how the economy has changed what IT professionals are planning for their data center needs, such as upgrades vs. new builds. Another common challenge is the fact that the physical foot print of data centers is getting smaller yet the requirements to power the servers and IT equipment is increasing.
The article goes on to discuss the challenges of data center cooling and the best practices and solutions that are available for data centers that are faced with the need to improve their server room airflow and improve energy efficiency within existing facilities as well as ways to increase the building’s energy efficiency and reduce its environmental impact when building a new data center.
Take a look at the article and let us know your thoughts on the challenges you are facing in your data center.