We get it. Network data is estimated to boom from 1 zettabyte in 2016 to 180 zettabytes by 2023. To keep up, to retain your clients, to grow your business, you need the most resilient data center infrastructure on the planet.
The future of data center technology is here, today, in the form of distributed energy generation and storage, redundant technology for uninterruptible power supply, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
We’re here to help you achieve your 24/7 uptime goals with diverse network connectivity, multi-cloud storage, and software application resiliency.
Let’s put to rest the data center problems that keep you up at night.
Black & Veatch offers end-to-end data center and mission critical solutions throughout the world for these and other client types:
- Technology, media and telecommunications
- Power and Water Providers
- Higher Education
- Financial Services
Data Center Design and Engineering
Black & Veatch has more than 35 years’ experience helping clients transmit, store and retrieve data.
Whether you need an edge computing network to reduce latency, modular solutions for long-term flexibility, or a one-million square foot secure data center, Black & Veatch should be your first choice for mission-critical design and integration.
Our Accredited Tier Designers are experts who know how to properly design and build data centers that meet Uptime Institute standards.
New Data Center Construction
Data center services are essential to every industry’s operations.
When expanding IT capacity means building a new data center, Black & Veatch safely constructs everything from the ground up: site utilities, flatwork, core and shell, interior white space, and critical power infrastructure.
Whether around the corner or around the world, we can manage your construction.
Construction within Live Data Centers
Performing construction within a live data center is like operating on a beating heart. So when downtime is not an option, it’s time for Black & Veatch.
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.
Power Supply and Distribution Solutions
Black & Veatch can alleviate your fear of major storms, grid instability and equipment failures within your data center.
We know your data center needs continuous uptime. Fortunately, there are many paths to achieve electrical reliability and resilience. Black & Veatch will help you build and maintain redundant or concurrently maintainable systems so you can sleep soundly no matter what the weather forecast says.
Cooling / Customized Water Solutions
High-tech equipment generates and is sensitive to heat, meaning that data centers depend on reliable cooling.
Whether you are updating water-cooled data centers or exploring free cooling options, Black & Veatch’s data center and industrial water experts can help you optimize water and energy usage. We customize water treatment systems to meet your specific needs, including on-site water reuse facilities that can preserve fresh water sources.
Networking / Communications
Data centers depend on a solid network infrastructure backbone.
Having designed and/or constructed approximately 25% of the communication infrastructure in the U.S., there is no reason to look anywhere other than Black & Veatch for your networking needs. Let us help you build and modify network architecture solutions that improve reliability and redundancy, including fiber optics and emerging wireless options such as 5G.
Mission-Critical Facility Assessments
Growth takes planning.
Black & Veatch specializes in vendor-neutral evaluations of current or prospective data centers.
You’ll get an accurate and actionable roadmap with cost estimates to enhance efficiency, reduce cost of operations, reduce risk, and integrate new technologies to meet your business requirements.
Siting and Infrastructure Availability
Location, Location, Location
Selecting the ideal site for a new facility or campus is not just about finding open land.
Successful developers focus on infrastructure availability (power, connectivity, water, and material & transportation) for existing and candidate sites and no one knows this better than Black & Veatch.
Sustainable and Green Options
As the world watches how companies utilize finite resources, it benefits data centers to opt for greener, more sustainable energy and water options.
Whether you need to meet public sustainability goals or want more direct control of your natural resources, it’s time to take a fresh look at renewable options. Black & Veatch helps data centers incorporate on-site microgrids, fuel cells and advanced batteries, solar and wind power as well as water reuse facilities.
Modular and Edge Data Centers
Prefabricated containerized modules can be a great solution for data centers
Clients with uniform, scalable and repeatable designs are often good candidates for modular data centers. Black & Veatch serves as a partner to modular box manufacturers, providing permitting support, site-specific engineering and utility integration so you know that every data center will perform as intended.
Using electric and autonomous vehicles can be powerful step to reducing the carbon footprint.
Black & Veatch helps clients make this transition. We plan, design and build charging/maintenance depots and en-route networks to meet your current and future needs, including renewables integration.
Planning for the Edge
Massive projected surges in data transmission are expected to challenge current network capabilities in the U.S., making where analytics and compute take place increasingly important. With network data expected to grow from 1 trillion gigabytes (1 zettabyte) in 2016 to 180 zettabytes in 2025, what are the implications for data centers and their future infrastructure requirements?Download the White Paper
Asian Data Centres
Asia accounts for a quarter of global data centre investments. The region is expected to be the fastest growing data centre market during the next five years. India is Asia’s second fastest growing data centre market, behind China.
Diode Ventures, Enfinite Capital debut innovative financing approach for integrated data center project
Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company, and Enfinite Capital announce they have been selected to finance, operate and maintain PointOne Development Corporation’s hyper-scale data center in northern Virginia, a region fast emerging as the United States’ internet hub. Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of data centers, has been hired to provide design-build services.Learn More
Physical & Cybersecurity
Securing the sheer volume of connected physical assets and networks across wide geographies is a complex undertaking requiring unique understanding of the systems’ interdependencies and vulnerabilities to align and work together.
We recognize that critical infrastructure development requires critical infrastructure protection. That’s why we offer our clients a Security Risk Framework to unify siloed security efforts into a cohesive framework. Our Security Risk Framework recognizes that sound cybersecurity is not possible without effective physical security. In turn, physical and cybersecurity programs cannot be effective without well-documented and communicated policies and procedures to reduce or eliminate human error, neglect or intentional acts.