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.)
Advanced, high-performance data centers are the rage. But what unique challenges do these massive projects face, and how are engineers designing data centers to keep costs down?
Saahil Tumber offered his insights in the roundtable piece “Top Design Trends in Data Centers” in CSE magazine. He said one of the biggest challenges in designing data centers is identifying and agreeing on the project requirements and pointed out that controlling costs on a project requires collaboration from all stakeholders.