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.)
Data center capacity has been increasing at a fast rate around the world. But plenty of challenges exist that put into question the sustainability of the boom.
Paul Schlattman talks about the challenges in his latest Mission Critical magazine column “Data Center Market Insanity.” Schlattman points out that the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in the data center construction industry is projected to be 24 percent this year, but this level of growth creates several obstacles for both owners as well as for the construction industry.