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New Facility Design Management and Planning

All data centers have a finite lifespan.  Even with diligent ongoing maintenance and frequent technology refreshes, there comes a point when it’s more cost effective to start with a clean sheet of paper.  Build out of a new data center is an expensive and complex project, and TDS has the expertise and experience to help ensure a successful, cost-effective project.  Our Principal Consultants combine both deep data center technology expertise and the business acumen gained through years of hands-on data center management experience, to guide this process from design phase through construction and facility commissioning.

Owner’s Representative

As your Owner’s Representative to the design and construction team, TDS consultants ensure program success and cost management.  

Program Management

The data center experts at TDS are often called upon to manage the overall facility development program on your behalf. Much like the general manager of a baseball team, our consultants oversee the development of the project, but allow the expert contractors to do their job.  Rather being bogged down in the nitty-gritty details, our consultants take a high-level approach. We review the progress of the architects, engineers, and construction firms to ensure that your facility is built to your specifications. By tying together the different aspects of the construction process, many of the common design mistakes can be discovered and avoided.

Architecture & Engineering Peer Review

When designing a new facility, the consultants at TDS will work with our clients to select proven architects and engineers to develop the plans for your new facility.  Our consultants work hand-in-hand with the design professionals to ensure that your needs are met in the most cost-effective way possible, and once plans are complete, we conduct unbiased peer reviews to ensure that your requirements are being properly addressed.  In this way it’s possible to address design flaws early in the process, when changes are free, or inexpensive, avoiding expensive rework and schedule-busting last-minute changes.

Technology Analysis & Selection

Part of building out a new data center facility is sorting through the myriad of technologies available and selecting the right mix of products, not just to serve today’s needs, but also to serve you well for years to come.  For just about every area there is more than one possible solution, and every vendor believes they have the best answer, but they can’t all be right.

The consulting team at TDS helps clients make these choices a daily basis, and has the experience to separate the solutions that really work from the ones that are simply hype and unfulfilled promises.  Even in a particular technology niche, some vendors have more cost effective and reliable products.  We’ll work with your design and construction teams to help specify, select, install, and commission the best-of-breed technologies and products for your new facility.  And, because TDS never receives commissions from vendors, we provide an unbiased perspective that ensures that your choices are truly in your best interest.