HP today announced a new consulting service that seeks to engage clients at an early stage of their data center planning and serve as a "trusted advisor" throughout the design and build process. The Trusted Advisor offering provides many consulting services that are already part of the HP Critical Facilities portfolio, but aims to "work as a partner to clients through all phases of the data center program."
“Our clients time, capital commitments and margin for error when building or updating a data center can be staggering,” said Rick Einhorn, worldwide director, Critical Facilities Services, HP. “HP’s professional data center consultants have the unique ability to provide a truly integrated delivery framework across all disciplines involved to guide clients through complex, pivotal decisions, keeping the program moving, on schedule and within budget.”
The first client for the service is Steel ORCA LLC, which is developing a multi-tenant data center in eastern Pennsylvania that will feature renewable energy sources. By engaging with an HP Trusted Advisor they will transform the site of a former steel mill into a performance facility ideal for the development of a data center co-location business.
“HP’s Trusted Advisor service guided us in developing a world-class data center program strategy and design," said Dave Crocker, CEO of Steel ORCA. "They are now in charge of the design and will oversee the building and commissioning of the facility. They're helping us develop our business model in a very structured fashion. It's kind of a one-stop shop for us and we'll always have access to design resources."