Mission Critical Facilities

Resilience, reliability, flexibility, security, speed, and adaptability are business objectives for organizations where data is crucial to their operations, connection to their customers, and to remain competitive. Disaster planning and disaster recovery are two of many factors for driving off-site data storage and backup. Companies are developing data continuity strategies through the use of on-site or enterprise data centers and multiple colocation facilities to maintain 24/7/365 data access and functionality.

ESD offers a team of experts with analysis, technical, and consultative skills to develop solutions spanning total cost of ownership and pro forma development through design, construction, commissioning, and operations of mission critical facilities. Our clients span financial services and technology industries through governmental entities to colocation facility developers and operators.


Hyperscale data centers are the foundation of cloud processing – utilizing modern economies of scale through supply chain integration.  All parties involved support efficiency through standardization which is important to the corporations and developers investing to build and scale hyperscale data centers. ESD is among the leaders providing MEP engineering, automation controls systems, technology infrastructure, and commissioning required for the design of hyperscale data centers, catering to the needs of the industries’ top data center owners.

Understanding the objectives of the corporations and developers investing in the design and construction of hyperscale data centers enables our team to offer services aligned to their uniquely nuanced design and construction strategies.

Over the last three years, ESD’s Mission Critical Facilities Team has designed over 1.5GW of hyperscale data centers world-wide and is ranked #2 for data center design by BD+C magazine.