NEW CONVERGED DATA CENTER MODEL
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CBRE has just launched an expansion of its data center solutions to include full facility management and advisory services.
With this expansion, the company now offers an integrated solution which it called the new Converged Data Centre model. The service model will have CBRE deliver a wider spectrum of solutions that encompasses the real estate and IT lifecycle. This also includes Advisory and Project Management services, such as: 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 CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS).
“This ultimately will help our clients be more competitive and achieve their digital transformation priorities.”
In the past five years, CBRE is reported to have completed over 1,000 data center transactions, spanning 348 cities and 104 global markets. This, the company achieved with its technology scope of services spanning vendor-agnostic strategic consulting, such as cloud migration strategy and planning, data center planning and fit-out, technical implementation and support, hardware maintenance, data destruction and asset recycling.
Currently, the company delivers technology services to over 30 enterprise, colocation and hyperscale clients across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific with facility management services to more than 800 data centers globally on behalf of corporations across sectors including: financial services, technology, media, healthcare, energy and utilities, life sciences, retail and real estate investment trusts.
As of last month, CBRE Data Centre Solutions launched the sale of Axis, a 16.5-acre freehold data center site in Slough, UK on behalf of London based investment firm Columbia Threadneedle. The company revealed that the site makes room of the opportunity to develop a 132MW hyperscale data center or a multi-facility colocation campus.