Data Center Expansion Planning

We designed options for a major telecom provider interested in converting an administrative office into a high density data center space. (Rochester, NY)


Data Center Conversion Study

We developed concepts for budgeting the conversion of existing office space into a powered shell for a real estate investment firm. (Toronto, ON)


Site Selection, Facility Assessment and Concept Planning

We helped our pharmaceutical manufacturer client identify, compare, assess and plan for the adaptive re-use of a customer service center into their primary enterprise data center. (Charlotte, NC)


Facility Operations Assessment and Master Planning

A master plan was developed for a newly acquired enterprise facility for use as a multi-customer data center. We helped the client implement an extensive program of infrastructure enhancement. (Newark, DE)


Pre-Purchase Data Center Assessments

We assisted a colocation company with the purchase of two legacy data centers. We assessed the infrastructure’s ability to meet customer needs, as well as the feasibility and cost to increase capacity and the potential revenue of each facility. (Chicago, IL)


Data Center Conversion Study

We developed concepts for conversion of a warehouse into a data center and worked with the electrical utility to assess the feasibility of bringing the required power to the site. (Atlanta, GA)


Assessment & Planning

Critical Facility Assessment & Planning

Whether you’re looking to build a new data center, upgrade an existing one, or repurpose a building, we can work with you from the start to ensure your needs are met.

  • Code Compliance Reviews
  • Colocation and Cloud Integration
  • Container and POD Analysis
  • Connectivity Provider Coordination
  • Consolidation and Migration Studies
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Energy Efficiency Audits
  • Exhaust Point Analysis
  • Facility Audits
  • Feasibility and Reliability Studies
  • Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
  • IT Business Impact Analysis
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Master Planning
  • Operational Facility Reviews
  • Power Quality Analysis
  • Preliminary Program Studies
  • Relocation Evaluations
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Security Risk Assessment
  • Single Point of Failure Analysis
  • Site Assessment Evaluations
  • Site Selection
  • Space Planning
  • System Convergence Analysis
  • Total Cost of Ownership Studies
  • Uptime and Availability Studies

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Posted on Wednesday September 04, 2019

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Morrison Hershfield Wins CDCXA Award for Data Centre Services

Posted on Wednesday July 03, 2019

Morrison Hershfield won a Leader’s Circle Award at the inaugural Canadian Data Centre Excellence Awards (CDCXA) at McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton on June 19 th . .. Read More »