Pilates for Your Data CenterDate posted: November 5, 2012 Posted by Stephen C. Madaffari
Boarding a flight I overheard two people talking about one of the benefits of Pilates: flexibility. It made me think….at Data Centers Delivered, we always talk about how flexible we are, but what does that mean to customers?
In short, flexibility can only occur when the client’s best interest is firmly in mind. For a client, nothing’s worse than spending valuable time figuring out exactly what they want their IT space, mechanical systems, and electrical systems to look and feel like…only to have their bubble burst when a data center product manufacturer cannot deliver exactly what they want.
Just like Pilates, Data Centers Delivered was built upon the premise of staying flexible. We don’t come to the table with any preconceived notions about what we want to build for customers. In truth, most of the time, the client really doesn’t yet know what they want built.
Flexibility for the data center entails brainstorming, collaboration and teamwork to come up with a solution. Flexibility offers answers, not compromises. It makes you feel better about what you have done, not regret some portion of it.
Offering a catalogued, containerized or off-the-shelf product in a technical space that has to be integrated with many other products is not a good idea. Sure, it’s great for a manufacturer to build the same unit over and over, but sooner or later you start running out of people to buy that product. Offering data center Pilates to clients gives them the flex to create something customized they can call their own and gives them peace of mind.