The information within this ‘It-Builds is sourced from several sources. I have tried to collate this information into a sensible format and add, where appropriate, my little bits of wisdom that I have accumulated over the years.
One size rarely fits all—and that’s certainly the case when it comes to building data centers. A uniform design and construction approach will not always apply, as the geographic, functional, financial and other circumstances of a specific project typically influence its direction.
There are, however, four key construction approaches that tend to dominate data center development, each with its advantages and challenges.