Designing data centres for the future
Design considerations for future proofing a data centre’s design involves foresight and understanding of a broad range of issues in the digital age. The digital age has increased the demand for data centres that meet stringent performance requirements, including security, energy efficiency, business continuity and productivity optimisation requirements, and which also accommodate rising, unpredictable future loads. The application of cutting-edge technologies and innovation has become a burning issue in the construction of data centres. Coupled with the emergence of digital engineering and the widespread use of Building Information Modelling (BIM), new builds and the operation of these will become far more efficient. Aurecon’s data centre experts share their top 10 design considerations for designing data centres for the future.