A fresh perspective on data centres

through flawless execution



In today’s digital world, data centres are the factories of the 21st century.

Data centres are essential infrastructure for every digital advancement, from cloud computing to e-commerce, social media to smart cities – which is why the sector is expected to reach US$60 billion by the end of 2020 alone.

As the sector faces unrelenting change, the challenges are very real: cybersecurity, sustainability, regulation, evolving business models and accelerating speed to market. It’s easy to see why our data centre clients turn to RLB for independent advice to enhance efficiency and uncover new value.

The best outcomes from the best people

RLB’s talented team of data centre experts have delivered award-winning solutions around the world.

  • 210
    data centre projects in six regions
  • $
    million client savings from smart design
  • 1
    delivered to date
Big data brings big challenges

How do you stay ahead of the ever-bending technology curve, meet growing customer expectations and ensure you have a business model that can face any future?

As more organisations move to the cloud, demand for data centre infrastructure is increasing. Colocation data centres continue to evolve to offer customised solutions with minimum cost and complexity. Meanwhile, the tech titans are investing in hyperscale facilities – sometimes housing thousands and thousands of servers – to meet the demands of the digital era.

With hundreds of projects delivered around the world, we have a deep database of international benchmarks to guide the most complex data centre project.

The power behind data centre design

Globally, data centres consume around 2% of the world’s energy – and that could rise to 8% on current trends.

With cooling responsible for up to 40% of data center energy consumption, bleeding-edge design brings together state-of-the-art high-density servers with revolutionary cooling systems. Other operators are turning to artificial intelligence or 100% renewable energy to power their processors. Smart, sustainable solutions in data centres ultimately help customers cut costs, energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Safety, security and scale

The data centre is a unique asset class – one where significant investments go into mechanical and electrical infrastructure and where capital expenditure can account for 60% of the development cost.

RLB’s work providing cost planning, estimating, value engineering and tendering services has helped our clients balance the immediate challenges of safety, security, efficiency and cost with a lens on the long term so they can adapt and scale over time.