This year, up to 1/3 of all data will be passed through the cloud. Because of this digitization, company data centers must be able to keep up. When designing a data center, companies are often faced with the challenge of expansion. While this previously meant expanding or retrofitting their current facility, today, prefabricated data center modules are making this problem easier to tackle. Prefab data center modules are pre-assembled and integrated into the data center site. Prefabricated data center modules also have additional advantages that can include cost, space savings, reliably, and improved efficiency. Installation and deployment of these data center modules can also be up to 40% faster when contrasted with the traditional build-out options.
The Advantages of Prefabricated Data Center Modules
- Hardware and Software Costs
When comparing prefabricated data center construction to traditional options, the components are essentially the same. However, prefabricated options tend to cost more upfront due to the additional cost of preassembly. Once the design is verified with a customer, it is taken over by a manufacturer who puts everything together according to the specifications. The potential for savings exists in regard to data center maintenance. This is because the user will be saving by having one set maintenance location, as opposed to multiple modules. In the event multiple modules are used, oftentimes companies will hire different organizations to oversee each center, this can create confusion, additional cost, and an all-around less streamlined experience.
- Energy Costs
Traditional modules can also consume more energy than prefabricated data center modules. This is because they aren’t pre-engineered to allow for power and cooling system integration. Because a prefabricated center combines everything, you can help cut back on energy costs and achieve a more cohesive system.
If a location is being rented or if a company decides to move, a traditionally constructed data center is at risk of being left behind. While this could be a boon for the next tenant, the original company would lose out on their investment. Prefabricated modules can be physically moved if needed, allowing you to bring your data center to your new location without the hassle of having to construct an entirely new one at the next site.
- Deployment Speed
Traditional data center construction can last for years, from concept design to finish. The slow speed of this can hinder a companies ability to grow and can end up hurting a business chance of expanding. With prefabrication, companies don’t have to worry as construction is done off-site and can be installed 40% faster. This allows companies to focus on more important tasks without having productivity hindered by construction.
Prefabricated data center modules can have many advantages, and these are just some of the most significant. If your data center needs expansion or you’re setting up one for the first time, consider investing in a prefabricated design to save you time, money, and space. Contact LDP Associates today for trusted data center design and services.