Wall Street Journal Highlights Modular Trend

Under the headline “Data Centers Boom,” the Wall Street Journal highlighted the emerging shift to modular designs in data center construction Monday. This trend isn’t a surprise to regular readers of Data Center Knowledge, as we’ve been documenting the momentum for modular deployment for several years.

But this type of coverage in the Journal can raise awareness of industry trends among a larger audience of investors, which can raise the profile of the industry and the companies focused on modular data centers. The Journal story highlighted HP, which predicted that that 50percent of all new data centers will be built modularly by 2013. Other companies mentioned were i/o, Digital Realty Trust, Microsoft and Google. Read the Wall Street Journal for the full story.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. Laura

    Great post! In addition to your thoughts, I'd have to say that speed of construction and flexibility really makes modular construction worthwhile. It's hard to ignore that a modular build takes a fraction of the time to construct vs. conventional construction. IMO modular construction is the only viable form of "green construction" out there. Once again, great post and keep up the good work! www.starrco.com/blog

  2. Comments i've read about modular construction all champion the "reduced construction time" but tend to overlook the fact that there is still a lead time for the containers to be built and then shipped. One cannot look simply at the construction time on site.