One of Jerry L. Johnson & Associates, Inc.’s (JLJ) primary specialties is performing renovations and remodels around high-traffic areas and high-risk telecommunications equipment. These situations are considered mission critical for the companies that own and operate a data center on a daily basis. Many companies will not perform these types of projects due to the potential and inherent risk.

JLJ can minimize or eliminate your planned downtime while renovating your data center. Call us today at 770-961-7600.

When critical infrastructure, such as stand-by generators or uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems, have met their “end of life”, it becomes necessary to replace the equipment. The question becomes: How do you replace the system and limit the potential for failure or downtime? The “answer” depends on many factors. JLJ is knowledgeable and experienced in these types of replacements for mission critical data center projects.  We have been performing these types of projects for nearly 35 years.

A recent example involves a stand-by generation plant upgrade from 7.5 MW to 12 MW. In order to maintain a reliable system and avoid downtime during the upgrade, JLJ’s team had to construct a temporary 8 MW generator plant while maintaining the necessary space and access to systems that would ultimately be required to complete the project successfully. The temporary system would be required to operate, reliably, for nearly 2 years while the construction project was completed.

There have been numerous recent examples of what can happen when a data center experiences a power outage. Recent media headlines involving a major airline have highlighted the results of outages in data centers and other critical environments. The first, in August of 2016, led to over 2,000 flights being canceled. The second, which took place in January 2017, resulted in the cancelation of another 280 flights. The cost of these outages was estimated to be around $150 million, or about $416,000 per minute.

With this in mind, it’s important for companies to monitor their data centers and be sure to keep up-to-date with maintenance. If a company is able to recognize when a machine’s end of life is near, costly outages like Delta experienced can be avoided.

Why JLJ?

mission critical data centerOur company’s heritage dates back to the early 1900’s, when Jerry Johnson joined Barge-Thompson Construction and began constructing telephone exchanges. Jerry L. Johnson & Associates, Inc. has been in business since 1983. We’ve worked in critical environments throughout the entire lifespan of our company. We are very highly experienced contractors in the mission critical data center industry.

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