CAPRE’s Carolinas Data Center Summit Preview: Checking in with CPG’s Jimmy Jack

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Jimmy Jack is the Carolinas Account Manager at Capitol Power Group (CPG). CPG experts are THE innovators for cutting-edge Data Center solutions from assessments to operations, base building to upfit. We apply the latest facilities infrastructure power, cooling, and control at all scales and densities. Our team’s innovative ideas are providing next-generation solutions for the ever-changing and dynamic data center industry. And now, with the ability to design all types of data storage solutions, including Critical Infrastructure, Hyperscale, Modular, SAN and SDDC, CPG continues to expand and look beyond the cloud to design and deploy optimal, scalable solutions. CPG leads the industry through decades of experience, management and execution. In anticipation of CAPRE's Carolinas Data Center Summit, we connected with Jimmy to explore what makes the Carolinas tick. CAPRE: What have you and your team at CPG been up to recently? Jack: A lot of small data center projects to support this whole 5G initiative. Everything is 100 kw or smaller, a combination of AC and DC applications. Really small footprint type stuff. Also, healthcare. One example would be some of these big huge hospitals, they usually have a small IDF (intermediate distribution facility) closet supporting a lot of their backbone infrastructure. CAPRE: What kind of trends are setting the pace? Jack: Data center growth. Square footage is hard to find. So a lot of people are trying to find smaller facilities and go with higher density.…