SAN DIEGO—The new model of building data centers, which resembles the pre-fab construction of mobile homes, allows for quick assemblage in a sector where risk and uncertainty can be high, Emerson Network Power‘s VP of market development Jack Pouchet tells Pouchet will be speaking at the Green Data Center conference in San Diego in February on maximizing business efficiency and IT scalability through prefabricated construction and modular deployments—basically factory-assembled data centers that follow the model of mobile homes. We spoke exclusively with Pouchet about this model and why it makes sense for data-center developers and owners to consider. What changes are you noticing in the development and construction of new data centers?

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