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Employee Spotlight: Steve Weatherford
30Nov
Employee Spotlight: Steve Weatherford

DCS Data Centers is continuously growing and adding new employees to our expert team. We put our employees first and want our clients to know our employees. Our first Employee Spotlight goes to Steve Weatherford, Project Manager! How Did You Enter the Mission Critical Construction Industry? I wanted something that would build on my military experience and the technology of mission critical facilities seemed to be a good match. I started in the industry in 2000 and have been in the mission critical facility realm ever since. What Do You Feel Has Been The Biggest Change In The Mission Critical Construction Read More...

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Building Data Centers Faster & Stronger
28Nov
Building Data Centers Faster & Stronger

The Data Center Industry is here to stay; without a doubt, daily life would cease to function as it is today without Data Centers. According to a recent report from Markets & Markets, the Data Center market expects to grow by $30 billion dollars between now and 2022. Yes, thats right, $30 billion. Your business likely depends on Data Centers daily without even realizing it, unless you are part of the IT department. These IT departments are continuously looking for new ways to make operations and security a foregone conclusion for their businesses. These employees are looking for the following Read More...

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Data Center Construction Time Lapse
20Nov
Data Center Construction Time Lapse

Building a Data Center is quite the feat for any business and often is hard to visualize as a concept before completion. Thousands of man hours, drawing revisits and large construction equipment help make Data Center construction a reality. Below is a time-lapse of a Tier 3 Data Center being constructed for the use of web hosting. Have a similar project your business needs completed? DCS Data Centers can assist in providing the ultimate end-product in the Data Center Construction industry.    

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Data Center Cooling Technologies
07Nov
Data Center Cooling Technologies

Cooling a Data Center can be one of the most critical needs for efficiency and dependability. With sometimes thousands of racks running 24/7, keeping servers running at regulated temperature can be the difference between success and mass failure, not to mention high utility bills. Although HVAC can be a large part of your operational budget, there are numerous ways to reduce these costs using energy saving designs and tactics. Energy Audits: Work with a Mission Critical Commissioning Agency to determine if your HVAC is working at the most efficient rate and is providing maximum results. Update Your Data Center Cooling: Use the Read More...

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The Future of Healthcare Data Centers
03Nov
The Future of Healthcare Data Centers

In our previous blog we discussed the Future of Data Centers over the next 20 years and how the design and building of data centers will likely be turning a corner in the very near future. But what does that mean for specific industries such as the Healthcare Industry. Recently Intel took on this question in a YouTube video discussing what could be our future in various industries, including Healthcare. Do you agree with Intel’s predictions?    

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DCS Donates PSU Tickets for Veterans Day
02Nov
DCS Donates PSU Tickets for Veterans Day

DCS Data Centers is committed to supporting our active duty troops as well as military retirees throughout their careers and lives. As a way to thank all Veterans for their service, DCS has donated 100 tickets to the upcoming PSU vs. Rutgers game on Veterans Day, November 11th. This is the second year DCS has committed tickets to such a worthy cause. We thank our troops for their service and are thankful for the sacrifices given every day by their families as well.

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Data Centers of the Future
27Oct
Data Centers of the Future

Over the last thirty years, data centers have been pushed by designers and engineers to work at optimal levels with minimal energy misuse. Due to this, many of the data center industry’s biggest issues and pain points have been alleviated. Although this progress has been astronomical, the size, demand and capacity needs of companies using data centers is growing at unbelievable rates. The increase in online demand from consumers is forcing facilities to grow or be thrown to the curb for better data center options. The necessity for security over the last five years has also drawn more demand upon Read More...

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Dangers of Deferred Maintenance
24Oct
Dangers of Deferred Maintenance

Have you heard the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? With Data Centers, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Deferred maintenance is one of the leading problems with Data Center efficiency and the root cause of many “disasters”. But why is deferring maintenance on your critical facility detrimental to your mission critical operations? Find out here. Deferred maintenance means delaying upgrades or needed routine repairs on any type of facility in order to reduce fees for a business. Although this can save money in the short term, deferred maintenance in the long term can increase costs and possible Read More...

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Data Center Cabling Trends
17Oct
Data Center Cabling Trends

As Data Centers continue to grow, having reliable network cabling within your facility is essential. Lapses in efficiency can cause major issues that can affect those worldwide. Data Center designers are planning for network cabling early in the creation process and considering cabling constraints such as power and cooling, physical space, security risks, and budgets as top of the line concerns. A MarketsandMarkets press release recently announced that structured cabling will be a $13 billion dollar business within the next 10 years, which solidifies how important these are to your Data Center. Staying on top of the latest Data Center Cabling Read More...

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Critical Facilities Summit Minneapolis
16Oct
Critical Facilities Summit Minneapolis

DCS will be attendance of the Critical Facilities Summit in Minneapolis next week which provides some of the latest trends and insights into Data Center efficiency and security. This event brings together the leaders in the Data Center industry to discuss changes and innovation that you can integrate into your Data Center design. Here is a great example of some of the great discussions had at this event!

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