More than a decade and a half ago, Rob Roy realized that the Data center industry was going to experience unbelievable growth in all aspects of scope and consumption. It was at that time that he put forth his first patented design metrics for his Switch WDMD (Wattage Density Modular Design) program. Since that time, Rob Roy has added numerous patent claims to his portfolio and currently has more than 260 patent and patent-pending claims. Most of today’s Data Center companies use concepts that were first patented and introduced by Rob Roy as part of Switch WDMD. Not only is he the pioneer of many of the data center concepts and practices in use today by most practitioners in the industry, Rob Roy’s facilities have been using these practices for well over a decade.
Data center designs that were Patented and put to use in Switch’s Data Centers more than a decade before anyone else in the industry:
- 100% hot aisle containment rows, using isolated pathways bringing heat up into a separated heat containment area.
- Multi-system exterior wall penetrating HVAC units, designed to modularly adjust with density needs as well as reach the highest levels of sustainability.
- Multi-color power systems to ensure elite performance levels of deployment, operability and security.
- Power spine electrical pathway delivery (building design) ensures flexibility and sustainability, enabling capital expenditure intelligence.
- Proprietary and patented Living Data Center (DCIM) Switch software that surpasses all current existing Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) offerings.