The new Future Data Centre white paper analyses the major technological and infrastructural changes that will impact design and construction trends over the next five years.
Download the white paper to get:
- A snapshot of the current data centre construction landscape
- Major changes impacting the design and build process
- Regulatory and technological drivers of change
- Strategies to respond to emerging trends with smart design and construction
The white paper explores important questions facing the data centre market:
1. For enterprise companies juggling a complex set of outsourcing options, what can be expected from cloud, colocation and managed service providers in terms of facilities that are future-proofed on behalf of clients?
2. There is considerable difference of opinion about what the future holds among companies that invest in the construction of data centres to meet IT requirements or to offer IT, cloud or data centre services commercially. How can a response to disruptions in the marketplace be planned for?
3. Are the issues that the hyperscale facilities of major cloud providers face completely separate from those experienced in the construction smaller data centres? Or are there learnings that can be shared across projects?
4. What will the next 5 years bring, in terms of technological and infrastructural change? How will such changes impact on the design and construction of data centres? Is the data centre construction sector equipped to respond to rising demand for digitsation?
The advantages Ireland offers as a location has led to the development of a world-class cluster of companies with an unparalleled competency in data centre design, build and fit-out.
Karin Angus, Senior Market Adviser and Data Centre Lead for Europe at Enterprise Ireland says,
Ireland has become one of the principal data centre hubs for many of the world’s technology giants, including Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Dell EMC, Yahoo, IBM, HP, Facebook, Equinix, InterXion and Digital Realty. The largest data centre operators have partnered with Irish construction companies to build the most sophisticated ‘hyperscale’ data centres across the globe. As a result, Ireland has become a world-class exporter of Data Centre Services with a cluster of high-tech Irish construction and engineering companies positioned as market leaders in the global sector. Companies such as Collen Construction, Jones Engineering Group, KES Group, Linesight, Mercury Engineering and Winthrop are successfully exporting their data centre expertise internationally, delivering major projects across the UK, Europe, the Nordics, North America, Russia and the Middle East. It’s their expertise, adaptability and capability, in terms of speedy and efficient delivery on complex high-tech projects, that has set Irish companies apart.
Nick Parfitt, Senior Global Research Analyst, Data Centre Dynamics Group and the author of the white paper, say.
Data centres represent the foundation of the digitalised world. The processes of initial design and construction are key to maximising the opportunities and minimising the risks associated with data centre investment, as well as building in the technologies that will deliver on key requirements such as resilience, efficiency, scalability, flexibility and security. The quality of what is designed and built today will impact the future scope of the digitalised era.