Data Centers from Edge to Cloud

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We design, build, and operate data centers that are great for companies and their people... but better for the planet

Live Primary Edge Design/Build

PTS has a long history of working closely with a large retailer-owned cooperative.  For this particular project, we focused on a data center renovation to address the increased risk and cost associated with aging (and capacity-constrained) support infrastructure. The primary data center was to remain operational throughout upgrades and renovations.

Highlights:

  • Increased overall data center reliability from a Tier II to a Tier III with Tier IV attributes
  • Improved power usage by ~20%
  • Rebuilt the supporting NOC (80,000 sf) and surrounding office space
  • Replaced legacy cooling with higher efficiency solutions
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Data Center - After

Situation

  • Aging & capacity-constrained supporting infrastructure
  • 20-year-old primary stand-alone data center to remain operational through upgrade and renovations
  • Operating at the power and cooling limits of existing supporting infrastructure

Impact

  • Increased risk of downtime to operations as a result of higher failure rates
  • Out of power & cooling capacity to support the strategic growth
  • Increased operational costs due to inefficiency and unscheduled maintenance

Resolution

  • Site alternatives were ruled out due to costs and desire to operate own data center
  • Phased construction tackled hardest issues first, sequentially building for next phases
  • Complete replacement of all critical and emergency power systems
  • Replacement of legacy cooling with higher-efficiency solutions
  • Layout the data center into rows for phased IT migrations
  • Increase the data center overall RLU density to allow the overall footprint to shrink 40%
  • Rebuild the supporting NOC and office space around the data center  (80,000 sq ft)
  • Efficiency improved +20% and reliability increased from Tier II to Tier III w/Tier IV Attributes

Our primary markets include:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities
  • Energy Environmental Programs
  • Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Office / Corporate Headquarters
  • Government / Public Facilities
  • Financial Services
  • Mission-Critical / Data Center
  • Sustainable Design
  • Laboratory
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality / Hotel
  • Educational
  • Interiors
  • Historic Retrofit / Renovation
  • Resort / Gaming
  • Residential Developments
  • Retail / Restaurant
  • Religious
  • Exhibitions / Recreation
  • Architectural Lighting Design
  • Special Projects
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PTS has an impressive track record for unique architectural and engineering designs. We specialize in all aspects of architectural as well as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) and building services engineering for virtually every type of building or structure.

In addition, we specialize in vendor-neutral design of all systems and sub-systems for all building types.

Further, our architects and engineers thrive on challenge. We aspire to achieve the optimal solution for every project. We do this by using a combination of proven design and engineering principles, processes, experience, and innovative thinking.

Contact PTS for your Next Project

You shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to your facility. Our expert team assesses your unique needs, and then employs a proven plan that reduces the amount of support infrastructure you will need.

The result is higher efficiency, reduced complexity and better resiliency at lower cost… all at the same time.

Contact us for a quick chat to discuss PTS Design & Engineering services for commercial and industrial projects.

Contact PTS today:
(201) 337-3833

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Situation

  • Have two (2) aging edge data centers, some colocation, & some cloud
  • On-premises infrastructure needs have been shrinking
  • Increased risk of downtime to operations because of higher failure rates
  • Increased operational costs due to increased scheduled and unscheduled maintenance
  • Wasted and unused IT space

Resolution

  • Improved hybrid data center strategy leveraging previous investments
  • Designed and built new edge data center in the mixed-use facility using repurposed adjacent space
  • Refreshed the 18-floor IDF stack

Outcome

  • Updated the strategic plan for data center operations
  • New, reliable, resilient, primary edge data center in the mixed-use facility