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Latest prefabrication publications


Examining the cost implications of prefabricated and traditional data centre builds

For many of today’s cloud and colocation service providers, a primary consideration is whether to invest in an entirely new facility or to upgrade and retrofit an existing building.  Such a decision will involve various technical and financial considerations in order to determine which is the best solution to solve the organisations challenges.

An alternative to building an entirely new facility is to opt for a prefabricated data centre solution, allowing the user to add capacity, whether in power, cooling or IT increments, to spaces both inside and out of a building. For a colocation provider, this presents a unique opportunity to scale up quickly, in some cases in as little as 12-24 weeks, or indeed add power provision and free up new white space to increase revenue generation.


Nine myths about prefabricated data centres debunked
Felipe Reséndiz busts common myths and misconceptions surrounding prefabricated data centres There are many misconceptions in our industry when it comes to the pros and cons of prefabricated data centres.  The biggest single reason for this is that when people hear “prefabricated” they often immediately imagine a “containerised” solution.  These long, narrow and relatively inflexible... Read More

Overcoming the challenges of data centre growth
The data centre industry is looking forward to a sustained period of enormous growth. While there will be construction challenges, there is already a solution, says Jos Baart, vice president sales and marketing at Flexenclosure We are living in an explosion of data. More data is being generated, collected, processed, stored and demanded back again... Read More


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