In 2017, UL announced a partnership with ESD to develop a new data center certification program that aims to provide end-user transparency, provider accountability and proper data center documentation. Next week, ESD and UL representatives will share their insights on the program at a major conference.
“Failure” is a common word – one commonly understood by the layperson. Something broke, and some broader system stopped functioning as a result. My pencil broke, so I can’t write words (I can’t hold the pencil nub). My car’s lug nuts sheared and the tire fell off, so it doesn’t work as a car anymore. There’s a hole in my shoe, and now if I step in a puddle, my foot gets wet.
With designs for data centers becoming more complex and customized, often due to the drive to reduce energy and water consumption, getting the interested stakeholders involved in review of these designs early in the project timeline has become crucial for efficiently delivering a successful product.
Data center construction is soaring. Top technology and financial companies, along with others, want to get these facilities up and running yesterday. But the question always arises: How can the job get done faster and cheaper while still maintaining the highest level of quality?