i3 Solutions Group: Specialist Mechanical and Electrical Data Center Consulting Engineers
Today, the data center has evolved from a single server room tucked away in one corner of the office to being the nerve center of an organization. In the age of information, data centers have not only been forced to grow in size but also in capability, placing immense pressure on data center developers to address facilities engineering, infrastructure management, and technology requirements while reducing overhead costs.
For organizations looking to drive exceptional data center performance, their search can now end with i3 Solutions Group, a specialist in data center consulting. What makes i3 a cut above other consultants in the market is their unique blend of mission-critical mechanical and electrical engineering and technology consultancy services. “The data center industry is entering a new era where to associate the phrase, ‘failure' with data centers is not an option,” remarks Lee Seng Wee, Director, i3 Solutions Group. In such a scenario, i3 with their next-gen data center engineering expertise, in-depth knowledge, and commitment to delivery is the one-stop advisor for value optimized data center engineering solutions.
At the onset of any project, i3’s expert team conducts open workshop sessions with clients to gain a profound understanding of the challenges at hand and ultimately designs bespoke solutions. “The idea is not to just ‘do a job’ but to deliver immeasurable value to clients,” marks Seng Wee.
Owing to their state-of-the-art offerings, it comes as no surprise that i3 is the solution of choice for industry stalwarts like Keppel, Singtel and Citibank. To highlight one particular customer success story, a data center company after a highly publicized power failure incident approached i3 to conduct a root cause failure analysis. Following the remediation of the failed system, the client has transformed their data center operations approach and is now a leading player in the APAC data center industry.
Moreover, in times when colocation is the latest buzzword in the data center space, Seng Wee points out an important observation. “While enterprise and government end users are increasingly outsourcing their data center needs to third-party colocation service providers (CSPs), the accountability and responsibility for the management of the data center remains with the end users.” i3’s high-quality consulting facilitates end users to manage risks by specifying their data center’s technical and future agility requirement. The company also evaluates technical proposals from the colocation service providers and assesses total financial costs during the tenure of the outsourced period.
With an unending zeal to go the extra mile, the company's Chairman Ed Ansett has also initiated the not-for-profit Data Centre Incident Reporting Network Organization to help the industry reduce data center failure rates. This independent, confidential reporting program improves the reliability and safety of data center operations by analyzing information and identifying contributing factors that jeopardize data center safety. Truly, this is an admirable step to benefit the entire data center community.
A leading edge innovator in the truest sense, i3 is currently supporting the feasibility study of a high rise green data center. They are also pioneering a new design configuration for data center power systems, which is expected to provide practically all end users with a more flexible and cost-efficient means of deploying power systems in data centers. Given their futuristic thinking and seamless combination of M&E engineering and technology, i3 undoubtedly steals the show as the face of next-gen data center consulting.