CBRE Adds ‘Converged Data Center’ Model
Expanding its Data Center Solutions offering
LOS ANGELES — CBRE expanded its Data Center Solutions (DCS) offering to include an additional range of technology services. CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business now manages and maintains both data center technology physical infrastructure — hardware and software (servers, storage, and racks) — and data center facilities (UPS and HVAC). The integrated offering of technology and facilities management as well as advisory services is called the Converged Data Center model.
In addition, the Converged Data Center model encompasses services across the full real estate and IT life cycle, including consulting, capital financing, site selection, development and project management, technology workload migration, and disposition of facilities.
“Our converged model provides a way to tie business-critical IT and mission critical facilities together within one value-stream-based funding model,” said Jim Harding, global president of data center solutions for GWS. “This, ultimately, will help our clients be more competitive and achieve their digital transformation priorities.”
CBRE’s clients, particularly those with responsibility for real estate, finance, and information functions, will realize significant benefits from the Converged Data Center approach. These include reduced costs, improved operational efficiency, visibility of end-to-end operations and associated costs, better informed organizational and investment decision-making, and the ability to move assets off the balance sheet to more closely resemble a cloud financial model.
The technology scope of services within CBRE’s DCS group spans vendor-agnostic strategic consulting, such as cloud migration strategy and planning, data center planning and fit out, technical implementation and support (smart hands/remote hands), hardware maintenance, data destruction, and asset recycling. Analytics, predictive maintenance, fault avoidance, and speed to resolution — for both infrastructure equipment (UPS systems) and IT equipment (services) — will be provided through DCS’s analytics group, CBRE | Romonet.
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