Impressed by UL’s strong market share in the data center industry, manufacturers have been requesting to become involved with the UL Cloud Certification program that the company collaborated on with ESD and launched this year.
As the world depends more every day on the smooth operation of data centers, the importance of retro-commissioning — where commissioning processes are applied to an existing system with the intent of improving the resiliency and efficiency of its operation — has never been greater.
These days, colocation companies find themselves reinventing their business models to support hyperscale clients. The challenges include: Do you overbuild to support a hyperscale market, and how do you balance your enterprise clients that require a smaller load than the hyperscale client?
Though the mass adoption of cloud computing has created an efficient way for companies to store and manage data, the risk of outages has grown exponentially – making it all the more important to know that the data center a firm chooses is certified.
One project, 10 buildings, 20 companies, 90 different systems, 1,500 pieces of equipment and 1,500 different tests – this was the amount of data ESD managed for all stakeholders during commissioning of a mission critical data center for a Fortune 500 client.