From Cloud to AI: Delivering Futureproof Infrastructure Platforms with Modular, Sustainable Building Practices
Modular / prefab building blocks have become an integral part of cloud datacenter architecture and construction philosophy. Combining the benefits of on-site construction for large data halls and speed and quality of complex prefab power rooms or whitespace superstructure, hyperscalers and colo providers were able to build new capacity rapidly and at scale. With the burst in demand for AI computing, commanding higher rack densities and a different cooling approach, are full modular prefab datacenters becoming a new industry building block? Smaller, denser footprint, integration of liquid cooling and the always present need for rapid deployment makes prefab modular a strong option. How can prefab support our journey to Net Zero? Beyond the constant infrastructure efficiency improvements on power, cooling, heat reuse, our building structure can also have a strong impact on our carbon footprint - timber as a renewable construction material joins the stage.