What does critical mean to you?
In healthcare, critical means being in a condition involving the danger of death. For healthcare providers, clinical communications, digital operating rooms, nurse call, electronic patient records, and automated bedside medication initiatives are literally a matter of life and death, all relying on the data center that supports them.
Today’s data center environment has become the most challenging space for designers, engineers, and constructors. The challenges are different depending on whether you are designing a corporate data center, a mixed density colocation facility, or a critical healthcare environment.
Regardless of the square footage, the same design and engineering principles apply to this most critical space. The ability to support multiple users from 2 KW to 40 KW per cabinet with modular, “growth on demand infrastructure,” is the requirement. This, along with a pending federal mandate on energy efficiency, requires that the design and engineering team disregard legacy design criteria and move to a new generation of modular, scalable, and efficient data center design and engineering principles.
EDI’s technical team of designers and engineers works closely with our network planners, and communications, security, and audio-visual technologists to allow hospital and clinical facilities, as well as healthcare professionals, to focus on patient care in real time using state-of-the-art software systems. From data center assessments, design, and engineering, to energy audits, data center relocation, testing, and commissioning, EDI truly is a technical partner that can handle it all. Afterall, we have been solving healthcare IT challenges for 25 years – and, it IS your data center.
“EDI, Ltd. provided very valuable strategic planning, overall design concepts, budgeting, and presentations to hospital leadership in order to receive project approval. We are very happy with our new data center and the way EDI supported us during the process.”
“EDI came in and did a soup-to-nuts design of our new data center and provided project management services through the construction and relocation phases. EDI’s roll up the sleeves and get the job done attitude was in large part a reason why this project was done on time and under budget.”