Designing a data center can be difficult - few people ever get to do this because for most organizations it's a once in 10 years requirement. In the past, when every server room, computer room or data center was unique, this was a difficult proposition. You needed to have or have access to a wide range of skills, not just around the IT requirement but a full multi-disciplinary spectrum including engineering (power, cooling, civil), project management, and of course financial skills. It's quite likely that the one-time engineered facility designed and built for your needs shared some characteristics with other facilities, but was essentially unique, a one-time engineered facility with all the unique problems, costs and delays that come with it.
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Many organisations are still stuck in the old paradigm when preparing a data center tender, not knowing the industry has moved significantly since the last time they went to tender, and in some cases not knowing what new technologies are available and how that would actually better suit their organisation’s needs.
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