CCALS Partner Initiatives
- Problem: Data centers seldom meet the operational and capacity requirements of their initial designs
- Interest: A data center company interested in relocating to VA and establishing a center with a 10-15 year life cycle, considering flexibility and scalability
- Benefit: Site location (power and water), state support, building design, educated workforce
- Lessie Oliver-Clark (VSU)
- Jim Lambert (UVA)
- Hannan Naeeni (Longwood)
- Mike Robinson (ODU)
- Tom Roper (VCU)
- Determine logistics support for site locations
- Review building selection, floor layout, electrical system design, mechanical design and modularity. Goal = Minimize risk
- Collaboratively develop risk register to minimize disruptions and facilitate recovery and life cycle optimization
- Practical experience for university students
- Building location and design
- Adequate level of backup power
- Provide well-trained students
- Energy efficiency
- Meet requirements and reduce life cycle risks
CCALS is excited to be a part of this groundbreaking effort.
Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed legislation to establish the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA) in an effort to boost the state’s technology aspirations.
Virginia received high rankings for its digital strength and programs in this year’s state rankings by Business Facilities magazine.
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CCALS offers its partners a unique economic and workforce advantage: A world class university ecosystem of advanced logistics innovation and excellence.