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.)
Many companies in the wholesale data center industry have restructured their design and procurement processes by introducing competitive bidding to meet shareholder demand.
Paul Schlattman examines this important development in his column “The Days of Sole Sourcing Design Are Over” for Mission Critical magazine. He explains the advantages of this approach of doing business – for example, there are new engineering technologies introduced daily, and many of them create a competitive advantage.