eBay picks Finalists for Modular Design Project

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The eBay data center in West Jordan, Utah, will soon be expanded to include a second phase that will incorporate data center modules.

When eBay announced a design competition for a new modular data center at its campus near Salt Lake City, it was flooded by 68 entries. On Friday eBay said it has narrowed the field to five finalists for the new facility, known as Project Quicksilver, which will build upon the designs implemented in eBay’s first modular project in Phoenix, Arizona. Like the first open RFP, the process will be conducted through Data Center Pulse.

The five finalists were Advanced Design Consultants; the team of Deerns & Gensler; KlingStubbins; M+W Group; and the team of Winterstreet Architects & AHA Consulting Engineers. Winterstreet and AHA teamed with EDI on the winning entry in the design contest for eBay’s Phoenix modular data center. Each of the finalists will be receiving a design fee for their efforts in reaching the finalists round.

In this video from Data Center Pulse, eBay Senior Director of Global Foundation Services Dean Nelson interviews Mike Lewis, Director of Mission Critical Engineering at eBay and James Monahan, Partner at CDCDG about the Public RFP process, scoring and selection of the finalists for Project Quicksilver.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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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