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Throughout the UK, large consumers of energy are coming under scrutiny, due to concerns about their impact on power grids and on the environment. Generally, data centers are large consumers of energy – even though industry leaders have invested a great deal in limiting energy consumption and meeting sustainability goals.
Overall a commissioning agent’s role is a bit like that of a conductor of an orchestra: all of their hard work is done before the system goes live and is critical to delivering operational reliability. Ensuring proper coordination and communication between key stakeholders, alongside the strict adherence to a meticulously verified plan can ensure the success of a data centre deployment strategy.
Schneider Electric Announces Industry-First, All-In-One Liquid Cooled, EcoStruxure™ Modular Data Centre, the world’s first prefabricated, modular data centre with chassis-level precision immersion cooling enables high-performance processing and security at the edge.
The top five data centre REITs have a combined market cap approaching $100bn, while aggregated revenues for the top ten biggest DC operators are around $18bn.
Hoya Capital defines wholesale data centres as serving larger customers, with long leases of 5-15 years. It says, “data centre REITs own roughly 30 percent of investment-grade data centre facilities in the US and command roughly a fifth of data centre capacity globally.”
Companies and REITs have typically built their reputations for uptime and security by providing critical infrastructure at scale through Tier 3+ facilities, usually with 2N or N+1 UPS and N+1 or 2 back-up generators and dual-path infrastructure as standard. In power terms, redundancy was king.