Data Center Space: The Top 3 Questions You Should Ask
Often overshadowed by the electrical and mechanical details of the project is the importance of the data center shell itself. The design of the facility blends the functional requirements of the data center program with the spatial, structural, and aesthetic requirements of the end-user.
In looking at the data center itself, Data Specialties Inc. focuses on a scalable, modular platform that will support the future of the facility. Data Specialties also drive the requirements for spaces that support the way your company operates, including electrical and mechanical areas, storage spaces, labs, NOCs, staging areas, meeting areas, offices, and break rooms.
Here are 3 questions our clients have about creating their data center spaces:
1. What is the optimal data center layout to improve the efficiency of our workflow?
2. What kind of options do we have for hardening our facility?
3. How do we take into account future expansions or growth?
o Access floor
o Building shell
o Core and shell
o Modular architectures
o MEP support spaces
o Space planning