What’s known as the “Edge” will enable the instant, anywhere access we all expect from our on-demand devices. It means cloud computing happens at the edge of the network, closer to the source of origin, such as a mobile phone, an automated vehicle or a wearable medical device where faster processing will open a new world of digital experiences. When data has less distance to travel for immediate analysis and processing, latency is minimized, reliability is increased, more devices can be connected and IoT ensues.
Companies who can guarantee this anywhere, anytime experience will forge ahead and lead their industries.
The demand for faster computing at the edge is driving a transition from centralized data centers to a distributed landscape of smaller, scalable networks of data centers. Edge data centers are strategically closer to major hubs of end users often in urban environments that present new environmental and resource challenges for developers. Black & Veatch’s experience and expertise designing and deploying distributed infrastructure, such as wireless sites and electric vehicle charging stations, makes us uniquely qualified to help companies deploy multiple edge data centers quickly and efficiently across their service territories. This, along with our added experience in power, water and telecommunications, Black & Veatch provides a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for the edge.
Distributed Infrastructure Experience
Through our Data Center, 5G, EV charging and Smart Grid experience, Black & Veatch is a leader in the rapid deployment of connected infrastructure to advance the digital world.
Your single point of contact for turnkey delivery of edge data centers. We know how to plan, manage, scale and deploy multi-site infrastructure programs, helping prepare your operations and infrastructure for the demands of a digital world.
With local expertise throughout the country and industry-accredited teams trained in proven standards, processes and tools, you’ll receive the quick response, efficient delivery and high-quality work expected.
Construction & Commissioning
Backed by more than 2,200 construction field professionals, we can provide scalable and flexible solutions for quick speed to market.
We specialize in safely working on/near energized equipment, construction within tight spaces and limited staging areas, and tying into existing systems while keeping the facility operational.
We’ll collaborate with you to establish engineering and design standards to drive consistent, repeatable and efficient deployment, whether it’s an existing building or modular facility, to provide permitting support, site-specific engineering and utility integration, so you know that every data center will perform as intended.
The future of edge is evolving.
Black & Veatch will work with you to help you prepare for what’s to come with proven infrastructure assessment and site due diligence processes to best select and develop new site designs or retrofit existing infrastructure for edge sites, so you have your plan in place when it comes time to deploy your edge solution.
Taking a holistic approach and factoring in regional market dynamics, Black & Veatch builds custom deployment plans aligned to your growth initiatives and scaled to your needs.
We’ll plan the schedule, budget and quality execution of your edge facilities using proven, proprietary program management tools to enable collaboration and allow visibility into project progress.
Build at speed and scale
Deploying multiple edge data centers across a service territory takes skillful coordination and management, doing this simulataneously and at the speed the market demands takes specialized expertise. Black & Veatch’s success is based on our progam management tools and automated processes specifically designed to efficiently manage logistics and our workforces in the field, so we can mobilize quickly at the speed and scale needed to establish your market presence.
We also design and deploy uniform, scalable and repeatable modular solutions. Modular or prefabricated systems can offer inherent advantages over traditional construction and we work with you to determine use cases and applicability to your needs. Modular units can also allow for right-sized, just-in-time scalability to support needs as they change. Whether the need is 5 megawatts (MW) or 50 MW, modular systems can also bring owners and operators to the market’s edge.