One way to build a reliable data centre under budget and within a short timeframe is to deploy a prefabricated data centre solution. Why consider such a radical approach? Pre-packaged, pre-tested power, cooling, and computer blocks are faster to deploy, offer more predictable performance, and are more flexible in the long run (i.e. should the data centre have to change locations in the future).
Let’s take a look at how Steve, an IT Director of a growing national retail business, deals with the problem of delivering on his 3-year data centre expansion plan. He has 4 months to get the first phase of his data centre up and running.
He decides to reach out to a few IT colleagues from other companies to find out what he can learn. He discovers that their data centre build-out projects are running into cost overruns and missed deadlines. His level of anxiety rises. He wonders how he can possibly meet his CIO’s timeframes.
He continues to hunt for information and reaches out to Emilio, someone he recently connected with at an industry conference, who had started mentioning something about a modular approach. According to Emilio, Schneider Electric helped him to reduce his deployment timeframes by delivering a pre-fabricated data centre. ‘Schneider delivered both power and cooling modules in 6 weeks that were pre-configured right out of the box’, Emilio said. ‘It’s a no-brainer’.