The Advancing Data Center Construction 2023 conference is underway this week in Kansas City, Missouri, focusing on the issues and challenges facing that industry. This includes the environmental impact of data centers as the demand for cloud storage and connectivity continues to grow. (Learn more about data center sustainability.)
Within a short time frame, hyperscale data centers have gone from being designed with a typical wholesale data center layout to industrial-level design. The Industrial Data Center Age is not only here – it’s going to move quickly.
Paul Schlattman points out that in this new era hyperscale owners will want to examine their total cost of ownership (TCO) in his article “The Industrial Age of Hyperscale” for Mission Critical magazine. He explains three critical components to developing a meaningful hyperscale TCO: site selection, developing a hyperscale prototype and development/operations.