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Datacloud 2024 – How Mercury is helping shape the future of digital infrastructure

The Mercury team recently attended Datacloud Global Congress 2024 in Cannes. As Europe’s leading data centre construction provider, we were delighted to meet with our industry peers and to connect with our clients, supply chain partners, and other expert professionals. This prestigious event allowed us to lead discussions on the future of data centre construction, and the role of digitalisation in advancing the sector.

The digital landscape is rapidly growing, with data centres playing an integral role in supporting this growth. Arguably they’re the backbone of our connected world. At Mercury, we’re leading the charge in revolutionising data centre construction, specialising in constructing state-of-the-art facilities using cutting-edge technologies and modern methods of construction– always seeking to push boundaries and exceed our client’s expectations.

The role of technology in striving for reliability

As Europe’s’ most experienced data centre service provider, reliability is paramount to us, and we understand the significance of maintaining strong relationships with our clients. Over the past 20 years, our highly skilled international teams have successfully delivered data centres in over 14 countries for some of the world’s largest corporations.

Because of this, we’re committed to delivering to the highest of standards and we engage with clients early, maintaining strong communication throughout a project lifecycle is key. A successful build is rooted in effective preparation and strong communication. Tools like the Mercury Commissioning Digital Environment play a huge part in this, enhancing our team’s ability to plan, execute, and measure all commissioning deliverables on data centre projects and helps us simultaneously communicate updates with the client. Mercury utilises other technologies like OpenSpace to give us a greater visibility into our projects, helping to enhance sequences of install and avoid costly rework.

We’re technology focused and people oriented. Humans will remain in the decision loop, particularly when it comes to quality and safety on a project, and we know its our focused and determined team that enables us to consistently deliver results. While construction is a human dependent industry, requiring manpower to execute tasks on complex projects, we also recognise that through harnessing technology and the power of AI we can achieve and exceed our goals.

Growing demand and the crucial role of technology

With the rapidly growing digital landscape, comes an inevitable need for more data centres. Scalability is crucial for data centres to accommodate growing data consumption and evolving technological advancements. Our construction strategies ensure that we can meet this demand.

Offsite Assembly (OSA) is an offering that plays a significant role in helping us deliver. The OSA market is redefining our industry and Mercury is leading the way in this space. Our expansive OSA strategy and capabilities will ensure our success continues to mount as we step into the future. Our proven record of integrating technology into our work is crucial for quickly and efficiently delivering our client’s vision.

Additionally, Mercury uses technology to simulate various design scenarios and to optimise the planning phases of data centre projects. AI Insights in Power BI helps us interpret data, forecast trends, and make informed decisions quickly.

Increasing energy demands and our duty to our planet

It’s no surprise that sustainability was at the heart of the agenda at the congress. We’re always looking for ways to help our clients build sustainable data centres with energy-efficient solutions and eco-friendly construction methods. Synergising with our supply chain partners, Mercury is leveraging the power of AI to optimise the use of energy sources, manage heat recovery systems and ensure compliance with environmental regulations, helping our clients build smarter, more efficient, and sustainable facilities.

We believe that we each have a role to play in contributing to the sustainable development of our planet and are actively engaged with our supply chain on this journey. Our responsible business plan, “Our Planet, Our Duty,” reflects our commitment to creating a more sustainable environment around us.

A strategic partner leading the future of data centre construction

Digitalisation will continue to drive improvements in design, operation, and management, ensuring that data centres can meet growing demands, while minimising their environmental impact and operational costs. As AI technologies evolve, their integration into data centre infrastructure will become even more sophisticated, offering new opportunities for optimisation and innovation.

At Mercury, we understand the opportunities and potential this can bring. We embrace it and are at the forefront of adopting new technologies in our industry, always striving to demonstrate value to our clients and deliver their vision. We continue to drive forward and strengthen our position as a strategic partner in the industry.

The best results are yielded from collaboration. By working closely with our clients, partners, and the wider industry, we’re making meaningful strides in project delivery. Datacloud Congress 2024 was a resounding success. We look forward to next year’s event and remain committed to advancing the data centre sector.

About Mercury

Mercury is the European leader in construction solutions. We build and manage complex engineering and construction projects for the world’s leading corporations. Our solutions help deliver technologies and life changing advancements that connect people, communities, and businesses, giving them the power to achieve incredible things. Our people have the courage to be innovative. Their determination and sharp focus enable us to deliver with certainty, time and time again.


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