In many ways, federal agencies are in uncharted waters. We’re in an age where mission needs are changing by the day, the workforce is adapting to a long-term telework reality, and project timelines are evolving. The plans you made for your IT infrastructure last year – or even last quarter – might be outdated or just unrealistic.
While plans might be in flux, the need to update your IT infrastructure is more important than ever. The remote workforce is putting a strain on today’s distributed networks, which were not designed or prepared for the pandemic-driven spike in demand. Capacity management is more critical than ever, and security is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
So, how do you make the necessary updates to your systems in this reality? Modular solutions, such as SmartRow and SmartAisle from Vertiv, can provide scalable, intelligent, integrated infrastructure to meet urgent capacity needs. The benefits include:
1. They allow you to deploy quickly.
When you get the go-ahead on your data center projects, pre-integrated and prefabricated solutions allow you to ramp up quickly and easily. Depending on the type of project, you can have a complete infrastructure in weeks, not months.
These builds do not require significant scheduled downtime for the transition. Systems are designed to tightly integrate power, cooling, monitoring, and management infrastructure into modules that are virtually plug-and-play. The systems can be built in rack, row, or aisle configurations and can leverage prefabrication to ensure factory-assembled quality and reliability and rapid deployment.
2. They are flexible and scalable.
Fortunately, today’s IT systems are built for incremental, modular growth. SmartRow, SmartAisle and SmartMod systems allow you the flexibility to add capacity as you need it. As this year has taught us, IT modernization needs can change in an instant, and solutions like this give you the ability to scale with your agency’s needs.
Modular solutions also maximize your available space, generating footprint savings of up to 40% compared to a conventional design.
3. They create efficiencies.
When you look at the bottom line, modular solutions can be an economical choice to update your critical IT infrastructure. Smart Solutions from Vertiv can create energy savings of up to 30% through improved power, precision cooling, and management systems. The integrated infrastructure also reduces maintenance costs by up to 30%. In a time when budgets can be uncertain, those savings are crucial.
Your data centers require infrastructure solutions that support IT growth while offering greater efficiency to reduce costs and ensure availability and control. When you are ready to grow, integrated modular solutions can help you ramp up quickly, easily, and with significant cost savings for your organization.
Vertiv and its partners have been supporting federal government agencies for more than 20 years. Our team has deep domain expertise and we understand how to navigate TAA and BAA requirements.