Case Study: Skanska, TELUS & the Next Gen Data Center - Page 3
The balancing act between capacity growth and cost is made easier by the kind of incremental, dynamically configurable solution implemented at Rimouski. Lloyd Switzer, TELUS’ SVP of Network Transformation, reports: “The agile design approach with Skanska has provided TELUS with required flexibility in a constantly changing IT world – we can optimize capital deployment and minimize total cost of ownership while ensuring required reliability, security, and scalability all in an incredibility efficient design to support our clients’ evolving business needs.”
Ultimately, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is lowered by reducing up-front investment, eliminating maintenance costs on overbuilt equipment and systems, and increasing efficiency in energy and operating costs over time. The Skanska modular solution allows TELUS to keep its infrastructure and cost footprint at a minimum during each phase of growth, yet respond rapidly to changes in anticipated utilization as cloud demand continues to shift. By forecasting just 16 weeks in advance, the integrated TELUS solution aligns data center infrastructure with the speed of the business and the dynamic pace of the cloud marketplace.