Technology Systems For Data Centers Across the Globe
The mission critical market is fast-paced, highly complex, and a constantly changing building environment. We help Owners secure their sites, adapt to regional code variations, avoid added construction costs and delays, achieve the most efficient (profitable) operations, and consistently replicate high-quality design around the world through documentation and standards.
Our mission critical experts have world-class capabilities and experience delivering technology systems guided by client requirements and decades of field testing.
Our data center portfolio is extensive, including work with Equinix, PeopleSoft (now Oracle), and Symantec. We are currently providing IT consulting, design engineering, project management, and program management for a number of highly confidential hyperscale clients, performing services on project sites across the globe.
Mission Critical Facility Types
- Hyperscale Data Centers
- Enterprise Data Centers
- Wholesale CoLocation Data Centers
- Edge Data Centers
- Emergency Response Centers
TEECOM helps clients develop or maintain a programmatic approach that improves consistency and incorporates lessons learned.
We localize designs to regional requirements and nuances. Our construction documents cater to the installer by providing unique simplified details and coordination memos and matrices, reducing ambiguity onsite and ultimately RFIs and change orders.
Our clients depend on TEECOM to help them deliver highly complex projects at lightning speed and within budget.
We evaluate sites for security and infrastructure requirements, work with the civil and architectural teams to detail security requirements for entire campuses, design the telecom pathways and infrastructure cabling for the OSP and ISP, ensure redundant paths for all carriers, make sure network designs are engineered properly for multiple networks, and include emergency response and radio systems.
Site Due Diligence Studies and Master Planning
Owners face a major challenge in locating suitable land, assessing, and procuring it at a good market rate before the competition does. Site Due Diligence (SDD) and Master Planning are important services to properly assess and procure project sites.
Within hypercompetitive markets with expedited SDD timelines, TEECOM has the experience, resources, scalability, and reference material to gather information quickly, enabling us to provide accurate and clear feedback and recommendations to our clients for their consideration in a timely manner.
Over the past five years, Owners of hyperscale data centers have raised their security standards as they become more aware of the potential risks. Shockingly, multi-million-dollar facilities have been demolished two weeks after completion due to devices being found inside the walls. Security breaches can result in exposure of proprietary, classified, or personal information, as well as causing critical disruptions in the flow of information. One minute of downtime can translate into serious harm for a business or government entity, costing millions to billions of dollars, or costing lives. Keep Reading
Nearly 100 percent of the fiber-optic cable we see in a data center consists of pre-terminated trunk assemblies. The data center, especially a hyperscale data center, is an ideal environment for this type of cable. We see cable trunk quantities in the 1,000s and fiber strands in the 100,000s. That is a lot of connectors to install at each end of every cable. The pre-terminated assemblies have the advantage of reducing the on-site labor cost and improving the quality and consistency of the connector polish. Keep Reading
How do you approach the technology design of a hyperscale data center differently than a corporate data center?
Alex Cardiasmenos (AC): The size, quantity, and complexity of pathways is one major difference between hyperscale and corporate data centers. The sheer size of hyperscale data centers necessitates large quantities of cable trays, conduits, and vaults, oftentimes an order of magnitude greater than their corporate counterparts. Most hyperscale data centers are Class 4 data centers, meaning they are fault tolerant and have 2(N+1) redundancy. Keep Reading
Data center owners know the importance of in-building wireless systems. Emergency responder radio coverage systems (ERRCS) support two-way radios for security staff outside and inside the building. Cellular distributed antenna systems (DAS) enable technicians to use their cell phones in a data hall, a penthouse, or the mechanical spaces where they need to diagnose equipment. Often, data centers’ remote location makes robust cellular DAS design even more critical, as there may be no cell coverage in the area. Keep Reading