Every industry has its own special demands for facility management departments. While many manufacturing companies require a facility manager that can help maintain and repair heavy machinery, some technology companies may require someone with more of an IT background to maintain important assets at remote data centers.
In one case, a technology company in Texas is expanding its technological capabilities by leasing a standalone data center facility, which may put additional resourcing pressure on that building's facility management department.
Digital Realty Trust, a global provider of data center solutions, signed a new lease with DataBank Holdings, an information management firm, for a standalone facility in Dallas. According to the press release, DataBank approached Digital Realty looking for a solution to its expansion needs, as its current data center isn't able to handle its workload.
"We could not be more pleased with the new facility's location," said Tim Moore, CEO of DataBank. "To construct a facility that meets DataBank's standards we needed a unique site combining ultra-high power availability and a dense concentration of fiber providers. Our partners at Digital Realty were able to provide us with a unique and premium property in a stellar data center park setting."
The new facility will be located in Digital Realty's Datacenter Park Dallas. It will be divided into four phases, with the first data center going online by the fourth quarter of this year. This facility will also have its own dedicated power delivery being provided by two 10 megawatt utility feeds.
The use of data centers is vastly expanding, led in part by technology companies, much like DataBank, that may need more room for servers. Facility managers in charge of the upkeep and maintenance of these data centers could benefit from an asset management software to ensure that these facilities are properly cared for. Managers may want to invest in a top CMMS software that can handle this type of workflow.
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