Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2016 DC´s TREND#2 Modular CONstruction will grow or not?

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Data Center Modular CONstruction has been forcasted for 2020 as much as 35.11Billion USD.  (

They are emerging as an alternative to the traditional brick and mortar data center. It is a set of various pre-engineered customized modules including COOLing, ENErgy, SAFEty, SECurity systems.

Why are they such alternative?  Well  BIG DATA, Edge DC -vicinity- IoT, DATA Analysis are pushing every day to deploy quicker more "white space" for OPEN Computing systems; so the end user are looking for set new equipment in the facilities as fast as possible.

Everyone want to take advantage of the "millennials" that are turning the markets in a "quantum leap"; then COLOcation, HOSTing and of course CLOUD providers are looking to invest and get those facilities to hire / rent PaaS, IaaS, SaaS solutions to fulfill such market´s needs as soon as possible. 

A Modular Data Centre could -depending on supplier- to be deploy on site in around 5-7months since the DESign is starting and all components are ship to site to be assembled and Commissioned. This for Modular CONstruction, but a Mobile Modular (container) solution could be ship to "front" in 3-4 months as you set the PO

Of course this solution has to evaluated by the end customer to be clearly understand regarding all pros´& cons´ but for those looking a fast deployment is the choice to follow.

This is and will keep a trend for years to come with no doubt, or what do you think?

Roberto Sánchez, PE, RCDD, CxA

Sunday, December 13, 2015

2016 TREND#1 COP21 & DCs will embrace quicker the energy efficiency

Data Centres will try to start complying the target to be more sustainable and energy efficiency
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All incumbents will try to comply the reducing carbon footprint, more and more DCs´owners will start plans to refurbish or enhance energy efficiency (EE) systems inside those Mission Critical Facilities (MCF).

Now Codes like EU CoC or EPA´s will take relevance in OPErational decisions, not only because the climate change trend will push them but because the DC´s business marketing.  

I think this COP21 can turn in reality what a lot of us have been betting since 2008; set Sustainable & Energy efficiency DESign / CONstruction for Data Centres Ideas like PUE (The Green Grid) or EUCoc will blossom in more facilities, those technologies like "Free COOLing" or Renewable ENErgy sources will take off.

Finance -MONEY- will be available for those in the DCs industry (that use 3-4% of ENErgy around the world) will start rethinking that EE is not a "bad idea" to consider in new or refurbish facilities.
Of course
  1.  ENERgy / COOLing technologies will get benefits, and more manufacturers will invest to develop or enhance those systems.
  2. DESign / CONtruction firms will get more contracts to develop EE facilities
  3. Specialized professionals will be required by industry / market incumbents
 Or what do you think?

Roberto Sanchez, PE, RCDD, CxA