Data Centers Market Segment

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Data Center Global Mapping, Part 1

Details on 34 data center companies have been added in rows 2-36 of the attached spreadsheet. Of the 34 companies, ten do not have data centers. Below are some highlights.

Data Center Global Mapping Highlights

  • 8x8 does not have any data center location. The company relies on "15 data centers across seven dispersed regions - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia." These data centers are owned by third-party providers and assist the company in delivering virtual data centers to its customers.
  • 910Telecom has only one data center location.
  • ACC Business does not have any data centers. Instead, ACC Business provides data center design, construction and maintenance services to its clients.
  • Adentro Cloud Solutions does not have data centers.
  • Airespring has no data center. The company runs POPs through third-party providers
  • Alco Properties - The Pittock Internet Exchange has no data center. The firm relies on other carriers.
  • AppSmart has no data center. The company provides a business-to-business technology marketplace of applications and services from the leading global providers.
  • Arkadin has no data center. The company powers its Point of Presence (POP) through connections with third-party providers.
  • Aryaka has no data centers. The organization runs its operations by using data centers run by its partners (like Telehouse Europe).
  • AT&T Inc. has no data centers. The company announced the sale of its data centers to Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners on January 1, 2019.
  • Bigleaf Networks has no data centers. However, the company uses a peering system whereby it peers with "over 150 different cloud, content, and carrier networks" and selects its POPs data center locations where there is availability of the best peering options.

Research Strategy

To gain an understanding on the data center capabilities of the provided companies, the research team reviewed company websites, press release aggregators, and third-party databases (like Cloudscene and Datacenter.com). For those companies where there was no data centers, we provided at least two sources indicating this fact and entered 'n/a' in the respective cells of the attached spreadsheet.
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Data Center Global Mapping, Part 2

The exact data center addresses of the next 34 data center companies listed on the DataCenters website have been provided in rows 37-70 of the attached spreadsheet.
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Data Center Global Mapping, Part 3

Rows 71-106 of the attached spreadsheet contains data center locations of an additional 34 companies:

Companies Covered

  • Colt
  • Comcast Business
  • Connect Your Hosting
  • Conscious Networks
  • Copt
  • Coresite
  • Cox Business
  • Crown Castle
  • Cspire
  • CtrlS
  • CyrusOne
  • Cyxtera
  • Dade2
  • Damamax
  • DataBank
  • DataBridge
  • DataCanopy
  • Datacate, Inc.
  • DateCentre220
  • Data Foundry
  • Data Holdings LLC
  • Datalahti
  • Data Place
  • DataSite
  • DBT Data
  • DC2Scale
  • DC Blox
  • DCI Data Centers
  • DEAC Private Data Centers
  • Dedictaed Solutions
  • DhakaColo
  • DigiPlex Data
  • Digital Fortress Data
  • Digital Reality (130 locations in rows 104-106)

Research Note

In cases where the Data Centers's database lists one or no locations, we searched the company websites and other data center databases to identify the any additional existing locations there may be.
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Data Center Global Mapping, Part 4


Rows 103-143 of the attached spreadsheet contain data center locations of additional 34 companies.

Summary of Findings

  • Five9 is headquartered at 4000 Executive Parkway Suite 400 San Ramon, CA 94583, US and because it is a "provider of cloud contact center software for the digital enterprise," and according to DataCenters.com, it does not have data centers thus we entered N/A in the assigned column of the spreadsheet.
  • Fiberlight offers data center service providers with connectivity solutions. According to its website, the company is not in the data center game but provides its customers with the "highest quality connectivity, scalability, and network reach." While Fiberlight does not have its own data centers as indicated by DataCenters.com, it is still present in approximately 165 data centers that belong to other companies such as Flexential, Equinix, and FIBERTOWN. Therefore, we entered N/A in the assigned column of the spreadsheet.
  • From its website, Expereo provides its clients with "internet connectivity, cloud acceleration, network optimization, SD-WAN, network security managed services, and managed professional and field services for network solutions," and it has no data centers. However, the company has office locations in the Netherlands, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, and the United Kingdom.
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Data Center Global Mapping, Part 5

Rows 144-177 of the attached spreadsheet are populated with the next 34 data center companies and their corresponding locations. A short brief of the findings is provided below.

Key Findings (GIGA Data Centers to IT Solutions Group)

  • Global Switch has 11 locations between Europe and Asia.
  • Granite Telecommunications has 11 locations in the US.
  • INAP has 50 locations worldwide.
  • Some Interxion's locations were duplicated in the Datacenter's website, which is why instead of providing 41 locations, we provided 36.
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Data Center Global Mapping, Part 6

Rows 178-211 of the attached spreadsheet contains data center locations of an additional 34 companies.

Summary

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Data Center Global Mapping, Part 7

The information on 34 data center companies can be found in rows 212-245 of the attached spreadsheet.

Findings and Research Strategy

  • Oracle and Nextiva don't disclose the precise locations of their data centers. However, their websites include lists of cities where such facilities are located. This information was included instead of addresses in the spreadsheet.
  • According to our research, as of June 2020, Pax8 didn't have its own data centers.
  • While the database doesn't include any information on New Cloud Networks' data centers, we found multiple addresses on the company's website, including locations in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Cleveland, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
  • Neutron's and Netrepid's websites confirm that the companies only have one data center each.
  • We didn't find additional locations for Open Data Centers and One Data Center America. However, descriptions in the provided source suggest that they operate one data center each.
  • myLog has one location that wasn't listed in the database: In der Steele 2, Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • For several other companies that have none or one data centers listed in the database, including New Horizon Communications, NICE InContact, and Nautilus, among others, we couldn't find additional addresses or a confirmation that they don't have more locations. However, after thoroughly searching their websites and press releases, as well as other data center company databases (such as Data Centers Map) and tech media, we concluded that those companies don't disclose this information.
  • Please note that we used the same strategies to find missing address information. Especially for data centers that are outside the US, location information in the database was often incomplete. However, if the sources mentioned above, such as the company website and other data center databases, didn't include complete addresses, we filled the appropriate cells with partial answers.
  • For instance, Netshop ISP doesn't provide the address of its data center in Larnaca. The information is also not included on the website, even though their data centers in Cyprus have their own section on the website.
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Data Center Global Mapping, Part 8

Rows 246-279 of the attached spreadsheet contains data center locations of an additional 34 companies:

Companies Covered

  • PhoenixNAP
  • PIPE Networks
  • Polaris Data Centre
  • Prime Data Centers
  • Provision Data Services
  • Psychz Networks
  • PureColo
  • Q9
  • QTS
  • Quadranet
  • Quest Technology Management
  • Quonix
  • RACK59 Data Center
  • Racks Central
  • Rackspace
  • Racksquared Data Center
  • Raging Wire Data Centers
  • RETN
  • RingCentral
  • Rise Broadband
  • Roller Network
  • S3 Company Ltd.
  • Sabey Data Centers
  • SBA Edge
  • ScaleMatrix
  • Sentinel Data Centers
  • ServerCentral Turing Group
  • Server Farm
  • Serverius Connectivity
  • Servers Global (BitRiver)
  • Shatter IT
  • Shaw Business
  • SIfy Technologies Limited
  • Silicon Valley Web Hosting

Research Strategy

In cases where the Data Centers's database lists one or no locations, we searched the company websites and other data center databases such as Cloud Scene and Upstack to identify the any additional existing locations there may be.
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Data Center Global Mapping, Part 9

The required information for the next 34 data center companies (Simple Helix to Time Warner Cable) have been provided in rows 280-314 of the attached spreadsheet. Among the companies examined, Sungard operates the largest number of facilities (62).

Selected Findings

  • Sungard operates 62 facilities worldwide.
  • Simple Helix operates one facility only.
  • Sintel operates 11 facilities across Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Research Strategy

The exact street for Stack 41's Minneapolis Data Center is not publicly available. The company's website only stated that it is located in "the heart of Downtown Minneapolis." A press search and an examination of online databases that publish the address of data centers worldwide such as Datacenters.com, DataCenterHawk, Data Center Map, and Baxtel also did not reveal the full address of the site.

According to Datacenters.com, 15 of the companies examined operate 0-1 facility. Additional research was conducted to verify this information. To confirm if these companies do not operate any facility or one facility only, we conducted a press search and examined their websites and profiles on other databases such as DataCenterHawk, Data Center Map, and Baxtel. Telia Finland and Time Warner Cable do not operate their own data centers as they are subsidiaries of Telia and Spectrum, respectively.
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Data Center Global Mapping, Part 10

The final group of data center companies provided by Data Center, have been populated in rows 315-347 of the attached spreadsheet.

Companies covered

  • Tonaquint
  • TPX Communications
  • TRG
  • TSR Solutions
  • TTC Teleport
  • Turnkey Internet
  • United Layer
  • US Secure Hosting Center
  • US Signal
  • Vantage Data Center
  • Vazata
  • Verizon
  • Viasat
  • Viatel Ireland Limited
  • Visual Hosting
  • Vocus Communications
  • Vodafone
  • Vodien
  • Volico Data Center
  • Volta Data Centres
  • Vonage
  • Voonami, LLC
  • Voxility
  • VPLS
  • vXchnge
  • Web Werks
  • Westin Building Exchange
  • While Label It Solutions
  • WowRack
  • Xfenet
  • Your DC
  • Zayo
  • Zenlayer


Research Strategy

We searched through company websites and third party sites in cases where the Data center's database listed one or no location. While conducting a press scan on Verizon, we found out that the company had sold their data centers to Equinix in 2017.
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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: End Users, Part 1

Information on the top 6 end users in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers has been populated in the attached spreadsheet. Below are some key findings.

Summary Of The Findings

  • Eaton Corporation is a power management company offering energy-efficient solutions to help its customers effectively manage electric, hydraulic, and mechanical power. The company operates in more that 175 countries globally.
  • Huawei's UPS offers solutions to problems associated with UPS systems such as an inefficient power supply, difficult capacity expansion, poor availability, and difficult monitoring. Huawei operates in over 170 countries globally.
  • Schneider Electric combines leading energy technologies and real-time automation services to provide energy solutions integrated in businesses, data centers, infrastructure, a well as homes. The company operates in 118 countries globally.
  • Delta Electronics' business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. The company has a global presence in 105 locations.
  • ABB has four customer-​focused, globally leading businesses, which include Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation. ABB operates in more than 93 locations worldwide.
  • Legrand is global specialist in both electrical and digital infrastructures. The company operates in nearly 90 countries globally.

Research Strategy

To identify the top 6 end users in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers, the research team reviewed market reports including Modor Intelligence, Markets and Markets, Business Wire, and Markets Watch. Information on these reports listed the key players. The team went ahead and determined the global presence (locations) of the listed key players. From the research, the players that had a higher global presence were used to complete this research.
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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: End Users, Part 2

Information on the top 6 end-users in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers has been populated in the attached spreadsheet. Below are some key findings.

Summary Of The Findings

Research Strategy

To identify the top 6 end-users in the market for electrical infrastructure for upcoming data center projects, data was sourced from industry reports, press releases, and media sources like Markets and Markets, Technavio, and PRNewswire on data centers and cloud computing. These sources listed the top data center infrastructure providers. We used each company's recent annual revenue to determine the next top companies.
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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: End Users, Part 3

Some of the bigger technology players that provide electrical infrastructure for data centers include Fuji Electric, Rittal, Emerson, Siemens, Black Box, and Tripp Lite. To determine that those players were indeed dominant in the segment, we went through several industry reports such as Mordor Intelligence, GM Insights, and Markets and Markets. The players with the biggest revenue and number of customers were chosen to be included in the list. All the companies were included in the spreadsheet.

Fuji Electric

  • Fuji Electric is one of the biggest electric companies in the world, with presence in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Japan.
  • The company was created in 1923 in japan through a partnership between Siemens AG and Furukawa Electric.
  • The company specializes in the production and management of power electronics systems, the manufacturing of electronics devices, and the maintenance and production of power generation systems.
  • They had a $5.5 billion revenue in 2019 and employ over 27,600 employees worldwide.

Rittal

  • Established in 1961, Rittal is one of the world's leading systems provider for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure and software and services.
  • It prides itself on its innovative productions and pioneering engineering solutions from its 10,000-strong manufacturers around the world.
  • The company caters to many different industries, including electrical engineering and automation, the renewable energy sector, IT infrastructure, transportation, and mechanical engineering.
  • Rittal is headquartered in Herborn, Hesse in Germany and has a revenue of $2.5 billion.

Tripp Lite

  • Tripp Lite is an ISO 9001-certified manufacturer that focuses on the production of things that power and connect the computers, networking equipment and electronic devices.
  • It mainly serves the IT, datacom/telecom, industrial and Pro A/V channels industries, with a specific focus on data center systems.
  • The company was created in 1922 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.
  • They have over 5,000 products that help data centers with power management, connectivity, networking, cooling, and infrastructure management.

Siemens AG

  • Siemens is a world leader in digital technology that focuses on providing "intelligent infrastructure for buildings and decentralized energy systems, automation and digitization in the process and manufacturing industries, and smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport."
  • They have offices in North America, Europe, APAC, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Africa, and Australia.
  • In 2019, the company generated $25.9 billion in revenue, with the help of their 75,500 employees.

Black Box

  • Black Box is a leading provide of IT infrastructure solutions that focuses on the design and manufacturing of award-winning products for Pro AV, KVM, cabling and networking.
  • Their solutions are mainly used by government, education, and commercial enterprises.
  • They have over 20,000 customers and $800 million in revenue.

Emerson Electrical

  • Emerson Electrical is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Their focus is on automation solutions and commercial and residential solutions, for which they manufacture different monitoring and management products.
  • They cater to many different industries, including the automotive industry, the oil and gas industry, the power generation sector, the industrial energy industry, the OEM sector, and the engineering sector.
  • In 2019, Emerson had $18.4 billion in revenue and 88,000 employees around the world.
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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: End Users, Part 4

Information on the top 6 end-users in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers has been populated in the attached spreadsheet. Below are some key findings.

Mitsubishi Electric

  • Revenue (2019) — $40.72 billion
  • Employees — 146,518
  • Locations — 43 countries

Fujitsu Ltd

  • Revenue (2019-20) — $35.49 billion
  • Employees — 132,000
  • Locations — 100+ countries

Toshiba

Cummins Inc.

  • Revenue (2019) — $23.6 billion
  • Employees — 61,600
  • Locations — 190 countries

Vertiv Co.

  • Revenue — $4.4 billion
  • Employees — 20,000
  • Locations — 130+ countries

Exide Technologies

  • Revenue — $2.3 billion
  • Employees — 9,026
  • Locations — 80+ countries

Research Methodology

To identify the next-six top end-users in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers, the research team reviewed market reports including Modor Intelligence, Markets and Markets, ReportLinker, CRN, Technavio, and Arizton. Information on these reports listed the key players. The team went ahead and determined the global presence, annual revenue, and total employees of the listed key players. From the research, we used each company's recent annual revenue to determine the next top companies.
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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: End Users, Part 5

CenturyLink, Equinix, NTT Communications, Data Foundry, BT, and Cyxtera are among the top end users of in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers as each of these companies operates a network of multiple data centers, some into the hundreds. Additionally, these are large global companies that employ thousands of people, operate in dozens of countries, and bring in multi-millions and multi-billions of dollars in revenue each year. They have been added to the attached spreadsheet.

CenturyLink

  • Number of Data Centers: Over 350.
  • Number of Countries Served: 60.
  • Number of Employees: 45,000.
  • Annual Revenue: $23 billion.

Equinix

  • Number of Data Centers: Over 200.
  • Number of Countries Served: 24.
  • Number of Employees: 8,000.
  • Annual Revenue: $5 billion.

NTT Communications

  • Number of Data Centers: Over 140.
  • Number of Countries Served: 190.
  • Number of Employees: 300,000.
  • Annual Revenue: $107 billion.

BT

  • Number of Data Centers: Over 48.
  • Number of Countries Served: 70.
  • Number of Employees: Over 100,000.
  • Annual Revenue: $22 billion.

Cyxtera

  • Number of Data Centers: Over 50.
  • Number of Countries Served: 29.
  • Number of Employees: 1,000.
  • Annual Revenue: Over $531 million.

Data Foundry

  • Number of Data Centers: 6.
  • Number of Countries Served: 40.
  • Number of Employees: Between 200 and 500.
  • Annual Revenue: $28.67 million.

Research Strategy

To conduct this leg of the research, our team began by identifying companies that have some of the largest data center networks in the world, as we logically assumed that these companies should then be among the top end users of electrical infrastructure for data centers given the size of their data center networks. These companies were included in a 2019 report of the largest data center providers in the world. Next, we conducted research to locate data that showcases the size and reach of each company.
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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: Consultants / EPCs, Part 1

The top five consulting companies/EPCs in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers based on revenue are Eaton, Delta Power Solutions, CommScope, Align, and Panduit. The requested information is about the companies is contained in the attached spreadsheet and a summary presented below.

Summary

  • Eaton’s experts help data centers to strike the right balance between efficiency and capacity by helping them manage their electrical infrastructure.
  • Delta Power Solutions provides numerous solutions such as data center infrastructure and UPS solutions. Delta also offers varying electrical design options and services for optional output
  • CommScope is a global leader in the communication technology sector. As part of its broad range of products and services, the company designs data center layouts to ensure power, space, and cooing efficiency optimization. The company also provides electrical infrastructure consulting services through its trusted experts.
  • Align is a global leader in the provision of technology infrastructure solutions and managed information technology services. Its data center related services include power distribution, structured cabling pathways, network-driven structured cabling. The company also provides consulting, designing, and building services for data centers.
  • Panduit provides industrial electrical and network infrastructure for enterprises in various industries. The company’s services and products help data centers to optimize power, space, cooling, and connectivity requirements. Specifically, the company helps data centers to develop reliable electrical infrastructure.
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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: Consultants / EPCs, Part 2

Bridgers & Paxton, i3 Solutions Group, HPE, Syska Hennessy Group, and Shaw Technology are some of the top companies providing consulting services for data center electrical infrastructure. Details of the companies have been provided in rows 6-10, columns A-G of the attached spreadsheet.

Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers, Inc.

  • Bridgers & Paxton is a privately-held engineering company providing plumbing engineering and energy consulting services. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, Nex Mexico.
  • Bridgers & Paxton capabilities include providing electrical engineering services and consulting services for power system design, critical power systems, power system analysis, lighting design in data centers.

i3 Solutions Group

HPE Facilities Consulting

  • HPE is a global, edge-to-cloud Platform-as-a-Service company headquartered in San Jose, California. The company offers a vast range of services which includes financial services, advisory, networking, security, education services.
  • For data center, HPE offers data center facilities energy consulting services which include services like energy/power efficiency consulting, and IT solutions.

Syska Hennessy Group

  • Syska Hennessy Group is one of the leading full-service MEP, consulting, information and communication technology (ICT) company founded in 1928.
  • Syska Hennessy Group data center capabilities include mechanical, electrical and plumbing design (MEP) and consulting, engineering design, facility management, structured cabling, audiovisual and security design, and commissioning performance verification for critical facilities across all sectors.

Shaw Technology

  • Shaw Technology is a data center consulting firm founded in 2010 and headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama. The company provides data center consulting services for electric power, storage, network and telephony.
  • Shaw Technology also offers other services like IT security, business continuity, server management, cloud services, network design and support.

Research Strategy

The companies profiled in this research were mentioned as the top data center companies offering consulting services from industry/market report sites such as CIO Outlook, GlobeNewsWire, MarketsandMarkets, and BCD Network. The reports featured several design, service, power, and data center construction companies; from the listed companies, we included only companies offering data center electrical/power infrastructure consulting services. For Shaw Technology and i3 Solutions, we have provided the contact email of the CEOs of the companies due to the absence of employees holding a senior engineering role after searching through the companies websites and LinkedIn accounts.
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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: Consultants / EPCs, Part 3

Additional consulting companies/EPCs in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers based on revenue are ABB, Schneider Electric, Vertiv, Exp, and Bala Consulting Engineers. The requested information has been populated in the attached spreadsheet.

Summary

  • ABB focuses on technology that is aimed at transforming society to be more productive and sustainable. ABB data center capabilities include intelligent grid connection, data center power distribution, data center power protection, cooling, and smart automation. It also offers infrastructure management including consultation.
  • Schneider Electric is a global provider of energy and automation of digital solutions. The company was founded in 1836 and has its headquarters in Paris. Its data center capabilities include designing and building electrical data center infrastructure. It also provides consulting services for all the stages of the data center lifecycle.
  • Vertiv "brings together hardware, software, analytics, and ongoing services to enable continuous and optimal running of vital applications for data centers, communication networks, and commercial and industrial facilities." Vertiv was founded in 2016 and has its headquarters in Ohio. Vertiv's data center capabilities include energy-efficient and flexible power distribution products, UPS, DC power systems, power control, and monitoring, and industrial AC and DC systems.
  • Exp provides "engineering, architecture, design and consulting services to the world’s built and natural environments." It was founded in 1906 and its headquarters are in Ontario. Exp data center capabilities include architectural, electrical structural, plumbing, and construction management.
  • Bala Consulting Engineers is an engineering design organization that provides services to various sectors including data centers. It was founded in 1982 and its headquarters are in King of Prussia, PA. It provides electrical systems that are energy proficient, resilient, and innovative.
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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: Consultants / EPCs, Part 4

The next five top consulting companies that provide engineering, procurement, and construction services to set up electrical infrastructure for data centers include Dewberry, Vanderweil, Environmental Systems Design, Inc. (ESD), kW Mission Critical Engineering, and Morrison Hershfield. The firms were chosen because of their comparatively high revenue and high ranking in lists such as the Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 300 report of the top fifty data center engineering firms. The requested details of these companies were presented below and inputted into the "Top Consultants / EPCs tab in the shared spreadsheet, rows 18-22.

Dewberry

  • Dewberry is engaged in providing various professional services such as architecture, asset management, construction, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other types of engineering services.
  • The company also provides engineering consulting services to help its clients with various projects such as data centers.
  • The privately-held company was founded in 1956.
  • Its headquarters is in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • The company was considered as one of the top engineering consulting companies for data centers due to its comparatively high revenue and its high ranking in the Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 300 report of the top fifty data center engineering firms and in the Engineering News-Record's list of the top 500 design firms. The company's revenue is $470.8 million.
  • Iraj Golshan is a Chief Structural Engineer at Dewberry.
  • He can be reached through the following contact details: email - igolshan@dewberry.com; and phone: (703) 849-0185.
http://www.vanderweil.com/about-us
http://www.vanderweil.com/projects/mission-critical/comcast-lowell-data-center

Vanderweil Engineers

  • The Vanderweil Engineers company is focused on providing the following services for its clients' projects: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection engineering, building construction and commissioning support, design, HVAC, power setup.
  • The company has helped in designing and building several data centers for its clients.
  • It was founded in 1950 and is based in Boston.
  • The company was chosen because of its comparatively high revenue and its inclusion in lists such as the Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 300 report of the top fifty data center engineering firms.
  • The company has an estimated revenue of $49,734,800.
  • Paul Van Kauwenberg is one of the principal engineers in the company.
  • He can be reached through the following contact details: email - paul@vanderweil.com; and phone: (617) 423-7423.

Environmental Systems Design, Inc. (ESD Global)

kW Mission Critical Engineering

Morrison Hershfield

Research Strategy

To determine the next top consulting companies or EPCs in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers, we searched in engineering-related sites, media publications, marker research to look for lists or reports that provide the leading companies in this sector. We then found several key companies in various reports and lists such as those from Design+Construction, Engineering News-Record, CIO Outlook, GlobeNewsWire, and MarketsandMarkets. We then selected the next top five based on the ranking and available revenue. We removed the top companies that were already provided in the previous research jobs on this topic. We also ensured that the companies that were selected can provide consulting, electrical, and EPC services for data centers.
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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: OEMs, Part 1

The top seven OEMs in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers are HP, Caterpillar Inc, Schneider Electric, ABB, Cummins, Eaton, and Vertiv. The requested information has been provided in the attached spreadsheet.

Overview

  • Hewlett-Packard (HP) is a global IT company headquartered in Palo, Alto. The company manufactures products and offers solutions, technologies, software, and services to SMEs and individual consumers and education, health, and government sectors globally. HP provides power management products like KVM console kits, jumper codes, PDU, KVM switches, cables, and jumper cords for data centers.
  • Caterpillar Inc is a global company that manufactures natural gas and diesel engines, mining and construction appliances, diesel-electric locomotives, and industrial gas turbines. The company also manufactures gas and diesel generators for data centers in the global market. The generators are integrated with switchgear, ATS, and UPS system. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Deerfield, IL.
  • Schneider Electric is a multinational company that provides energy and digital automation solutions and products for data centers, buildings, homes, infrastructure, and industries. The company is the global premiere in "Power Management Medium Voltage, Low Voltage, and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems." The company's 2019 annual revenue was €27.2B, which equivalent to $31.37B.
  • ABB is a global tech company that offers power and automation solutions. Its power solutions enhance productivity and efficiency while lessening environmental impact. The company's "portfolio catering to data center power management includes power protection, grid connection, DCIM, and power distribution."
  • Cummins Inc is a global power tech company that designs, engineers, manufactures, and services engines and related technologies, including filtration, fuel systems, controls, emission solutions, air handling, and electrical power generation systems. The company provides gas and diesel-based generators for data centers globally. The generators have been incorporated with ATS and Power Command remote monitoring systems. The company is headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, and was established in 1919.
  • Eaton is a power management company for hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical applications. "Its data center power management systems portfolio includes UPS, switchgear, power distribution, power meters, ATS and surge protection." The company was established in 1911 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Vertiv is a global company that designs, manufactures, and services critical infrastructure for data centers communication networks, and commercial and industrial facilities. The company was founded in 2016, and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.

Research Strategy

To provide the top 7 OEMs in the market for data centers' electrical infrastructure, we scoured several market reports, including Globe Newswire, Grand View Research, Businesswire, and articles like Technavio. These sources listed the top data center infrastructure providers. From the lists, we identified companies that are OEMs that create electrical infrastructure, and then provided the top seven companies based on their recent annual revenue.

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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: OEMs, Part 2

The attached spreadsheet provides an additional list of the top 7 OEMs in the market for data centers' electrical infrastructure, such as Siemens AG, General Electric Company, and Emerson Electric. The top 7 EOMs listed are based on their recent annual revenue.

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Data Center Electrical Infrastructure: OEMs, Part 3

Huawei Technologies, Cisco, Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba, Generac and Legrand were determined to be the next top six OEMs in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers, as detailed within the enclosed spreadsheet.

Key Assumptions

  • In conjunction with the preceding two research requests, the research team first identified a shortlist of top OEMs within the data center electrical infrastructure industry through a review of reports and articles by industry researchers (e.g., Grand View Research, MarketsAndMarkets, Mordor Intelligence, ResearchAndMarkets, Technavio).
  • Once this curated list of top electrical infrastructure manufacturers was compiled, the research team then removed any previously noted companies, and prioritized the remaining organizations based on recent annual revenue.
  • Ultimately, Huawei Technologies, Cisco, Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba, Generac and Legrand were determined to be the next top six OEMs in the market for electrical infrastructure for data centers; their associated details are provided within the enclosed spreadsheet.
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Data Center Projects, Part 1

Some upcoming global data center projects are Sify's data center projects in India, Facebook's data center expansion in Singapore and Georgia and NTT's project in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and India. Details of these projects and more are provided below.

Hiranandani Group Data Center

  • Yotta Infrastructure, the data center company of the Hiranandani Group, has agreed with the Tamil Nadu government, to construct a data center park in Chennai, India.
  • The proposed park is owned by the Hiranandani Group, and will be built at Hiranandani Park. It will cover a 13-acre campus and will see up to Rs 4,000 Crore (INR 40 billion or about $545.5 million) in financial investment from the company.
  • It will consist of four data centers in total with a 20,000 rack capacity.
  • The first data center in the project will cover 2.30 Lakh sq ft, offer 25 MW IT power and have a 5,000 rack capacity. It will be complete by Q4 of 2021.

Cromwell and Stratus Data Center Project

  • Cromwell Property Group has inked a partnership deal with Stratus Data Centers for the construction of data centers in Europe and the Asian Pacific Region.
  • Its first project is a 6-acre, 100-megawatt data center located in East London.
  • The project will be powered entirely by renewable energy and will be complete by 2021.

Sify Data Center Projects — India

  • Internet service and network solutions company, Sify, has several data center projects in the pipeline. The projects are located in several cities across India.
  • In 2021, the company is looking to build an 11.2 megawatt, 5-tower data center in Rabale — Mumbai, and an 11.2 megawatt, 2-tower center in Siruseri — Chennai, with a total coverage area of 47,500 sq.ft.
  • In 2022, it is looking to construct a 3-tower data center still in Siruseri, spanning 47,500 sq.ft., and an 8 megawatt, 2-tower center in Devanahalli — Bangalore, with an area of 28,500 sq.ft.

Facebook Data Center Project — Singapore

  • Facebook announced its intention to build the "tallest" data center in the Asian region in 2018.
  • It will be located in Singapore and cost about $1 billion.
  • The center will be a multi-story building covering 170,000 square meters, using up to 150 megawatts of power once it is fully operational.
  • The scheduled date for the completion of the project, which will be located at Tanjong Kling, is 2022.

Facebook Data Center Expansion — Georgia

  • Facebook has expressed its intention to expand its Newton-Georgia data center as soon as the first phase of the project is complete.
  • This expansion will increase the company's total investment on the project to $1 billion and will add 1.5 million square feet to it.
  • The first phase of the project consists of two buildings sitting on 1 million sq ft and will be complete by 2021.

NTT Data Center Project — United Kingdom

  • System Integration Company — NTT, has commenced the construction of its Hamstead 4 data center, located near London.
  • It is a 24-megawatt data center spanning 9,600 square meters and will be one of the company's planned expansion projects in the UK.
  • The first phase of the project is expected to be complete in Q4 2021.
  • The company also intends to set up other data centers in India and Hong Kong.
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Data Center Projects, Part 2

In addition to those data center projects provided in Part 1, upcoming data center projects include Amazon Web Services data center expansion in Northern Virginia, Aligned's data center in Ashburn, Baidu's data center in Xi’an, STACK's data center campus in Avondale, Arizona, and TenCent's data center in Guangdong. Further details of these projects, including location, owner, and size are provided below.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Northern Virginia

  • In 2020, Amazon Web Services expanded their data center infrastructure in Northern Virginia.
  • The expansion is part of a massive cloud cluster, with 50 total data centers in the state, the largest data center infrastructure on the globe.
  • The newest center is south of Dulles Airport, and projected to add aproximately 2.5 million square feet of capacity.
  • There are five total AWS data center projects being developed in Northern Virginia at multiple locations.
  • The project is in partnership with developer Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) and expected to be completed in 2021.

Aligned

STACK

Baidu

  • Company Baidu is constructing a data center in Xi'an in Northwestern China.
  • The large-scale center has the goal of serving clients in the country's central and western regions.
  • The facility is projected to cover 84,700 meters and accommodate 100,000 servers, the first of its size in west China.
  • The project is aimed at supporting Baidu's effort to compete with other companies through their ability to serve industries upgrading and with high need for computing power.

Tencent

  • Chinese company Tencent is building several new data centers for the Guangdong based branch of China Telecom.
  • Specifically the data centers will support Chongqing, improving efficiency by 30%.
  • Tencent's advanced data management quality and efficiency will also support China Telecom's 5G-readiness.
  • There was not data on the size or how many data centers to be built by Tencent for the project, only that eventually they will build in several key locations around the country.

Research Strategy

In order to provide details on examples of upcoming data center projects, data was sourced from industry reports, press releases, and media sources on data centers and cloud computing.







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Data Center Construction Timeline

Introduction

The typical timeline for the construction of a data center varies widely, but is typically thought to be composed of five phases, which can take between six months to three years, depending on requirements and processes involved. Below you'll find details of each stage of construction process, as well as the typical teams and people involved in each stage.

Timeline Overview

Planning Stage

Design Stage

  • The design phase, likely to take between 4-10 weeks, involves construction consultants to review key project parameters.
  • During this phase, the contractor will also be selected and begin involvement, as well as potentially an Architect & CE Firm depending on complexity.
  • A general contractor may be involved, or specialized contractors from the following areas; electrical, mechanical, low voltage, and networking.
  • Other potential parties involved in this phase may include architects , MEP engineers , structural or civil engineers , IT consultants , energy/LEED consultants , commissioning agent s, and facility operators .

Building Stage

  • The building phase will involve a construction team, contractors, and equipment vendors.
  • A quality assurance specialist may also be involved in the end of the building stage as well, as well as throughout the operation and assessment phases.

Operation & Assessment

Research Strategy

In order to find details around the typical timeline for the construction of a data center, we sourced data from industry reports, construction white papers, and other relevant business media sources. We also used details from individual contracting companies to further supplement our information on standard timelines.



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Schweitzer Engineering

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) is a 100% employee-owned company specializing in making digital products and systems that protect, control, and automate power systems around the world. It was founded in 1984 by Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III. Its products are located in 164 countries, and the company has over 100 offices globally with more than 5,000 employees. SEL offers products and solutions that can be used in all major data centers and segments. The company has used case studies and videos to market its products. Detailed information is below.

Data Center Strategy

  • SEL states that its solutions are found in “virtually every major domestic data center across Internet, enterprise, colocation, and wholesale data center segments.” The company's strategy is to create products and solutions that can be used in all data centers and segments.
  • The company also offers a product warranty guaranteed for ten years for all its products, including data center solutions. It also provides free technical support as long as its SEL product still works.

North American Market Reach / Footprint

  • SEL manufactures its devices in four manufacturing centers in the United States. The products are then joined into panels in regional assembly factories.
  • The company's footprint in North America also includes stationing its headquarters in Pullman, Washington, where electronic device manufacturing occurs. The company also manufactures electronic devices in Lewiston, Idaho, Lake Zurich, Illinois, and West Lafayette, Indiana.
  • SEL has regional panel assembly factories in Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Marketing Efforts

  • SEL has used case studies to market its data center business and support decision makers and influencers in the data center market. For example, the company used a case study of how it provided an SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter for Vantage Data Centers, a data center provider. The case study details the challenge the customer had (to find a reliable, accurate, utility-grade metering solution), the solution SEL provided (equipping Vantage with the SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter), and the results (the product provides Vantage Data Centers with an outstanding revenue and power quality metering solution in a single device).
  • The case study also includes a video featuring testimonials from the chief revenue officer and the director of operations engineering at Vantage Data Centers. They talk about how the SEL-735 power meter from SEL helps the company provide excellent services to its customers.

Data Center Project Wins

  • SEL won a data center project from Vantage Data Centers, a data center provider based in Washington and California. SEL provided Vantage with the "SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter, enabling Vantage to measure and report the quality of the power they provide to their customers." Vantage sells power to its data center customers and is committed to supplying "continuously available, high-quality power, to satisfy its customers and the public utility commission standards.

Research Strategy

We only found information on one data center project win for Schweitzer and no information for market reach. To find the information, we searched the "partners and projects, "success stories", and "location" pages of the company's website. All the projects featured were non-data center related apart from one. We also searched through the news section of the company's website and financial news sites such as Forbes but did not find any other relevant projects. We also found just one marketing effort related to the data center business as most of the available information dealt with other products and solutions offered by the company.
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Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is a leading provider of digital transformation for energy management and automation. The company believes that the digitization of data centers leads to a reduced risk of human error, cost savings, improved efficiency, and increased transparency. Schneider utilizes press releases and white papers in their marketing. More details are outlined below.

Overview of Schneider Electric's Data Center Business

  • Schneider Electric is in the business of "digital transformation of energy management and automation in homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and industries." The company's presence in more than 100 countries across the globe makes it the leading provider in power management and automation systems. The company provides integrated efficiency solutions that combine software, energy, and automation.
  • As part of Schneider Electric's data center strategy, the company expanded its data center solutions' portfolio by adding "new versions of its Critical Facility Operations offers. " The Critical Facility Operations cater to "large data center operators, as well as cloud and service providers."
  • Anthony DeSpirito, Schneider Electric's vice president and general manager of data center operations, said that "the aim is to bring improvement to data center operations through digitization." Also, according to DeSpirito, "At Schneider Electric, we believe that digitization of data center operations will result in reduced risk of human error, improved efficiency, cost savings, and increased transparency in the data centers we operate around the globe for our customers."
  • Last May 2020, Schneider Electric launched a monitoring and dispatch service to allow providers of IT solutions "to manage the operations of distributed IT infrastructure." This monitoring and dispatch service has been made available in North America.
  • In November 2018, Schneider introduced "its cloud-based data center infrastructure management solution" in North America.

Marketing Efforts

  • In July 2019, Schneider Electric expanded its "data center cooling portfolio to include more cooling options for smaller footprints and load adaptability."
  • According to Schneider, "The 30kW InRow DX is ideal for data centers that are being modernized or retrofitted, or anywhere IT space is at a premium. Due to its powerfully compact size and energy-efficient design, the InRow DX is a versatile and predictable cooling system for next-generation small and medium data centers and an optimal choice for edge and enterprise environments." That messaging is delivered through a press release.
  • Schneider Electric also uses white papers as one of its sales tools. Last July 2020, the company released a white paper entitled "Capital Cost Analysis of Immersive Liquid-Cooled vs. Air-Cooled Large Data Centers." The paper "provides a detailed comparison of the capital costs of a 2MW data center using traditional air-cooling, versus a second utilizing racks where each server chassis is partially filled with a dielectric fluid."
  • According to Robert Bunger, Schneider's Liquid Cooling Program Director, "From an environmental perspective, liquid cooling provides significant sustainability benefits by reducing the water and energy consumption of data centers."

Data Center Projects

  • Last May 2020, Schneider Electric announced that it will work with "Sydney-based Leading Edge Data Centers on a $30 million project to ‘upgrade’ Australia’s digital economy and keep data on home soil. " In this project, "Schneider Electric will provide Tier-3-designed, standardized, pre-assembled and fully integrated data center modules, designed to boost Leading Edge’s presence in six sites across New South Wales."
  • Also in May 2020, Schneider Electric extended its partnership with AVEVA in order to deliver "solutions for the hyper-scale data center market." This solution was achieved by combining AVEVA’s Unified Operations Center scalable industrial software offering with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for Data Centers.
  • In March 2020, Schneider Electric also "extended its distribution agreement with Ingram Micro in Australia." This agreement obliges Schneider to deliver Ingram's "EcoStruxure IT Expert data center infrastructure management product to local resellers. "
  • In January 2020, Schneider Electric collaborated with Cisco. Through this collaboration, the two companies launched "a new edge computing solution, integrating Cisco’s HyperFlex Edge, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) within Schneider Electric’s industry-first 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center." This solution aims "to bring resilient, secure, and localized computing capabilities closer to where the data is created, processed, and stored. "
  • In November 2019, Schneider Electric partnered with "Scale Computing for delivering the Scale Computing HC3 Edge for the retail solution in Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Micro Data Centers." This allowed retailers to optimize "all in-store functions and enhancing the customer experience."
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ABB

ABB competes in the fast-growing data center space by providing scalable intelligent data center automation solutions. It reaches its North American audience through its marketing efforts, channel partners, and online marketplace. Its latest marketing efforts in the data center space include the launch of the Data Centers edition of its ABB Review journal and the organization of data center industry events, while its latest project wins include the development of power distribution designs or infrastructures for a number of data centers across the world.

Business

  • ABB's business in the data center space centers on the provision of intelligent data center solutions. ABB offers intelligent data center solutions especially in electrification and industrial automation, which are two of ABB's four business areas.
  • In its Electrification business area, ABB offers innovative data center solutions, particularly the following solutions: intelligent grid connection, data center power distribution, data center power protection, data center smart automation, data center cooling system, prefabricated and integrated data center solutions, and lifecycle management and services. These scalable data center solutions enable users to save space, time, energy, and cost.
  • In its Industrial Automation business area, ABB offers a data center automation solution called ABB Ability™ Data Center Automation. ABB Ability™ Data Center Automation is an industrial solution that allows users to control, monitor, and optimize their mission-critical infrastructure, be it an on-premise environment or a hybrid cloud environment. It facilitates data center tool set integration, physical asset visualization and management, and cooling and electrical system automation.
  • This solution is segmented into the following offerings: control and automation, alarm and troubleshooting, energy efficiency, monitoring and visualization, cloud computing and data center infrastructure management (DCIM), and data center cyber security.
  • ABB lists data centers as one of its specialties.

Strategy

  • ABB's long-term plan is to take advantage of the expanding influence of data centers and continue growing its business in the data center space. ABB considers data centers as one of the drivers of growth in its addressable market, which is projected to grow at an annual growth rate of 3.5% to 4% and reach USD 550 billion by 2025.
  • Data centers are a high-growth segment and therefore a priority for ABB. The market for data centers is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 6%, while the market for data center ventilation is growing at an annual growth rate of more than 10%.

North American Market Reach

Recent Marketing Efforts

  • In the past 24 months, ABB has published several articles about data centers and held several data center industry events, including webinars, expert days, and virtual conferences on topics such as data center sustainability, data center design and construction, and data center cooling.
  • It has also published its latest ABB Review edition, which is all about data center technological advancements and innovations, and posted about data centers and its data center solutions on its Facebook and Twitter accounts. Its most recent social media posts were about the value of its data center generators and the value of its ABB Ability™ solution.
  • ABB uses a variety of formats and channels in marketing its data center solutions. Its marketing content formats include articles, blogs, case studies, white papers, videos, webinars, and presentations, while its marketing channels include the company website, the ABB Review, which is the company's corporate technical journal, and data center industry events.
  • ABB's messaging centers on providing thought leadership content, informing or educating the audience about the latest news in data center automation and the value of data center automation, providing examples of how its data center solutions were implemented and used, and encouraging the audience to try its data center solutions.

Recent Project Wins

  • In February 2019, news surfaced that the Lefdal Mine Datacenter in Norway had called on ABB to supply the power infrastructure needed for its 120,000 square-meter data center, which will run on clean energy from two wind farms and four glacial hydropower stations. At the time, Lefdal Mine Datacenter had plans to become the biggest and greenest data center in Europe.
  • In March 2019, there was a report that ABB had supplied the "power feeding and distribution infrastructure" of the Star of Bosphorus data center in Istanbul. The data center was Turkey's first Tier III-certified and carrier-neutral data center.
  • In August 2019, it was reported that ABB's new cloud-based data center automation solution was being piloted at a colocation data center provider in Singapore. The objective of the pilot was to test the new solution and furnish the colocation data center provider with useful and actionable data center insights, and help it manage its service levels better.
  • That same month, news surfaced that Rittal in the United States had teamed up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and ABB to develop turnkey data centers that are specifically designed to be used in rough environments such as telecommunications and industrial environments. Called the Secure Edge Data Center (SEDC), each data center is both resilient and micro-modular.
  • In October 2019, there was news that GIGA Data Centers in North Carolina asked ABB to supply them with the power distribution design they needed to make their modular data center technology scalable and cost-effective.
Sources
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