Articles Tagged: prefab

Facing Pressure to Build Fast and Cut Costs, Data Center Owners Turn to Prefab and DCIM

After attending the Datacloud Europe event in Monaco last month, my #1 take-away is that many of the technologies that have been promoted in the industry have become standard practice… Read more »

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When Evaluating Prefabricated Power Skids, Look to a Trusted Partner with the Latest State of the Art Components

Both colocation and large enterprise data center stakeholders welcome opportunities to simplify their complex businesses. That’s why so many are investing in prefab power skids to support their data center… Read more »

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Prefabricated Data Centers: Moving from Niche to Mainstream Applications

One of the trends in the data center market in recent years has been the diversity in size and focus of installations. Massive centralized data centers are being supplemented by… Read more »

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So Will Prefab Cost Me More or Not?

There’s no question when it comes to prefabricated modular data centers, it offers real benefits in terms of speed of deployment, greater reliability, greater flexibility to scale, and improved predictability…. Read more »

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Deploying a Federal Prefabricated Data Center: Tools, Tips and TCO

If you have experience working in a government data center and read my last post on prefabricated solutions, you might have thought I exaggerated on the time it takes to… Read more »

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Prefabricated Data Center Considerations: Part 2, Site Prep

In my last blog, I shared two key planning and design differences between prefabricated data centers vs. traditional stick built.    Now I’d like to share some key considerations in preparing… Read more »

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Prefabricated Data Center Considerations: Part I, Planning & Design

The benefits of prefabricated data center modules have been touted throughout the industry, and the approach to building data centers is now beginning to gain traction.  With that in mind,… Read more »

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A new way to think about data center design: Optimizing your data center like a box of Legos

Did you know that Lego still maintains approximately 70 percent of the construction-toy market since it began manufacturing stackable bricks in 1949?  Hearing about this, I asked myself why some… Read more »

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Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center Cost Calculator – A tool to illustrate the cost differences

The latest in our TradeOff Tool collection is the Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center Cost Calculator, which can be an important tool during the planning phase of a data center… Read more »

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White Paper Outlines Even More Benefits of Prefab Modular Data Centers

It’s no secret that prefabricated modular data centers offer a number of advantages as compared to “stick built” data centers, including speed of deployment, predictability, scalability, and lifecycle cost. And… Read more »

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Does Prefabrication Mean Lower Cost Data Centers?

With prefabricated modules evidently an important part of the company’s strategy for the data center sector, I caught up with Kevin Brown, Vice President Data Center Offer at Schneider Electric… Read more »

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Are micro data centers the engine to power the IoT (Internet of Things)?

I have not heard this much buzz in the IT industry since the early 1990’s – well, since the original internet was introduced. Now the Internet of Things (IoT) is… Read more »

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Is Converged IT Infrastructure Moving Us Further Down the Prefab Path?

Converged Infrastructure (CI) means different things to different people.  But I bet most would agree that it’s fundamentally the collocation of compute, storage, and network resources (often into one or… Read more »

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A new way to think about data center design: Optimizing your data center like a box of Legos

Did you know that Lego still maintains approximately 70 percent of the construction-toy market since it began manufacturing stackable bricks in 1949?  Hearing about this, I asked myself why some… Read more »

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Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center Cost Calculator – A tool to illustrate the cost differences

The latest in our TradeOff Tool collection is the Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center Cost Calculator, which can be an important tool during the planning phase of a data center… Read more »

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Why is Schneider Electric the Right Choice for Prefabricated Data Centers?

According to industry analysts, 451 Research, prefabricated modular data centers are evolving rapidly and beginning to win mainstream support. In fact the analyst states that “prefabrication is ready to transform… Read more »

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How Schneider Electric helps Interxion meet its requirements to standardize in its data centers

I caught up with Lex Coors, VP DTEG and Chief Engineering Officer, Interxion when he visited “Power to the Cloud” in Dubai to address the Middle East’s largest gathering of… Read more »

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How does Vertical Integration help Prefabricated Data Center Modules?

Vertical integration, says Investopedia,com is when a company expands its business into areas that are at different points on the same production path… and can help companies reduce costs and… Read more »

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White Paper Outlines Even More Benefits of Prefab Modular Data Centers

It’s no secret that prefabricated modular data centers offer a number of advantages as compared to “stick built” data centers, including speed of deployment, predictability, scalability, and lifecycle cost. And… Read more »

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Prefabricated Data Center Considerations: Part 2, Site Prep

In my last blog, I shared two key planning and design differences between prefabricated data centers vs. traditional stick built.    Now I’d like to share some key considerations in preparing… Read more »

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Why is Schneider Electric the Right Choice for Prefabricated Data Centers?

According to industry analysts, 451 Research, prefabricated modular data centers are evolving rapidly and beginning to win mainstream support. In fact the analyst states that “prefabrication is ready to transform… Read more »

6 Comments

A new way to think about data center design: Optimizing your data center like a box of Legos

Did you know that Lego still maintains approximately 70 percent of the construction-toy market since it began manufacturing stackable bricks in 1949?  Hearing about this, I asked myself why some… Read more »

1 Comment

Are micro data centers the engine to power the IoT (Internet of Things)?

I have not heard this much buzz in the IT industry since the early 1990’s – well, since the original internet was introduced. Now the Internet of Things (IoT) is… Read more »

1 Comment

Is Converged IT Infrastructure Moving Us Further Down the Prefab Path?

Converged Infrastructure (CI) means different things to different people.  But I bet most would agree that it’s fundamentally the collocation of compute, storage, and network resources (often into one or… Read more »

1 Comment

White Paper Outlines Even More Benefits of Prefab Modular Data Centers

It’s no secret that prefabricated modular data centers offer a number of advantages as compared to “stick built” data centers, including speed of deployment, predictability, scalability, and lifecycle cost. And… Read more »

1 Comment

Does Prefabrication Mean Lower Cost Data Centers?

With prefabricated modules evidently an important part of the company’s strategy for the data center sector, I caught up with Kevin Brown, Vice President Data Center Offer at Schneider Electric… Read more »

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How does Vertical Integration help Prefabricated Data Center Modules?

Vertical integration, says Investopedia,com is when a company expands its business into areas that are at different points on the same production path… and can help companies reduce costs and… Read more »

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Deploying a Federal Prefabricated Data Center: Tools, Tips and TCO

If you have experience working in a government data center and read my last post on prefabricated solutions, you might have thought I exaggerated on the time it takes to… Read more »

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How Schneider Electric helps Interxion meet its requirements to standardize in its data centers

I caught up with Lex Coors, VP DTEG and Chief Engineering Officer, Interxion when he visited “Power to the Cloud” in Dubai to address the Middle East’s largest gathering of… Read more »

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So Will Prefab Cost Me More or Not?

There’s no question when it comes to prefabricated modular data centers, it offers real benefits in terms of speed of deployment, greater reliability, greater flexibility to scale, and improved predictability…. Read more »

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