When you build a house, the general contractor is your one point of contact for the entire project. They are totally responsible for day-to-day oversight of construction, management of vendors and communication between all parties involved. The general contractor makes or breaks the project, so it’s important to choose one who is both skilled and trustworthy. Think about a turnkey data center partner in a similar way.
A turnkey data center partner is your one point of contact for the build and maintenance of your data center or critical system. Getting started with a turnkey partner typically begins with the partner collecting information about your business and analyzing your pain points. Next, the partner will design a project and handle all logistics to get it done. Then, they provide ongoing support as you run your data center.
Because this is a long-term relationship and you are placing a high level of trust in your turnkey data center partner, finding the right one is crucial. So how do you choose one? There are a couple important considerations.
Data Center Vendor Partnerships
One of the first questions you should ask when considering a turnkey data center partner is about their own vendor partnerships. Does the partner you’re considering have established relationships that will allow you to build all aspects of your data center? This includes electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and structural engineers, in addition to equipment manufacturers. Turnkey projects can be any size, from building a full data center from the ground up, to specific projects like monitoring. Ensure your partner is well connected. They will be researching and sorting through vendors and equipment to determine the best solutions for your business. Then, they integrate those solutions into your overall system.
Capabilities and Knowledge
Capabilities and knowledge go hand in hand with vendor relationships. Experience is key. You need to know that your partner keeps up with the latest technologies and trends. They should be keeping energy efficiency in mind to help you steward your resources well. A turnkey partner with personal experience can steer you to the vendors and manufacturers that excel in these areas. They will also keep you informed and educated so you can effectively present to your upper management.
Data Center Products
Your turnkey partner should also have the products you need and the skills to build a complete strategy with those products. They need to keep in mind the full picture, including batteries, battery monitoring, leak detection, airflow cooling, and so on. All the parties involved in your project should be communicating as a unified team. If your partner makes that happen, you can expect great results.
Hire a Turnkey Data Center Partner
PTI is a turnkey data center partner for businesses in all industries. Our goal is always to provide peace of mind and be our customer’s trusted advisor. If you have questions or would like to consider partnering with PTI, contact us for more information.