It is a reality that, no matter how sophisticated the set-up, without reliable and efficient power distribution, even the most advanced and powerful data center is no less than a roomful of metal boxes.
The power infrastructure inside a data center must serve more than just its brain. Servers and related equipment are notorious for generating immense heat and require power equipment to keep the hardware cool and prevent damage. Inverters are also used to ensure resilience and zero downtime—an additional burden on the power infrastructure.
A leading manufacturer of electrical control and distribution systems, Maverick Power provides data centers with sophisticated power solutions. Focusing on safety and reliability, its team of industry experts delivers custom solutions to fit the needs of any data center operation. It also integrates its diverse range of power products to fit existing solutions and deliver turnkey, modular data center packages.
Supporting Data Centers, from Runway to Liftoff
Setting up a modern-day data center requires detailed architectural planning, land development, extensive permitting, lengthy site preparation, and facility construction. On the power infrastructure front, a broad range of equipment has to be procured and set up correctly to ensure optimal performance and enable potential scaling efforts.
Most data center developers seek multiple vendors and buy individual components separately. There is never one entity that owns the entire process. A modular approach to this process reduces time and labor during set-up and ensures improved efficiency and lower operating costs in the long run.
Due to its ability to be the single source for most of the necessary power modules—switchboards, UPS, batteries, and inverters—Maverick Power reduces construction time. It is a one-stop shop for all data center power infrastructure requirements.
Maverick Power, with its range of tailor-made, plug-and-play power solutions, can deliver a complete solution to accommodate Tier 4 to Tier 1 availability requirements. The company’s decades of experience enables it to take the brick-and-mortar out of the equation and replace them with a simplified design process. The power components are constructed in a single factory, managed by a single provider, and offer state-of-the-art factory cabling, testing, and validation to reduce expenses, which can be customized to meet client requirements.
Custom Solutions, Made with Experience
One of the most common customizations data center clients require with electrical distribution equipment is a reduced footprint. Every square foot potentially generates revenue, and if the equipment takes it up, it just turns into a support space
An organization comprising mainly ex-data center engineers, Maverick Power pushes the facilities’ specifications as hard as possible to give customers what they want.
“One of the most common customizations data center clients require with electrical distribution equipment is a reduced footprint. Every square foot potentially generates revenue, and if the equipment takes it up, it just turns into a support space,” adds Dodd.
Over the years, Maverick Power has found creative and innovative solutions to this pressing concern. It installs power modules outdoors to optimize indoor space. Each project is different, and no matter the goal, the company always leverages its experience to make smarter decisions that ensure lower deployment costs for clients.
“A single switchboard design can cost around $130,000. Deploying it 300 times across the U.S. and the world will cost a lot more.
Maverick is agile enough to adapt and create custom solutions that cater to the tightest and broadest of situations.
Prioritizing Customer Success Above All Else
Maverick Power has serviced a broad range of clients over the course of its work, providing them with robust solutions. On one occasion, a customer required a switchboard but forgot to order it. Dodd received a phone call from them asking if Maverick had the production capability at its facility to make something in eight weeks. Using its R&D engineering group as a production arm, Maverick designed a completely custom switchboard. It coordinated with global technology leader ABB to determine the necessary components to reduce lead time issues and got breakers in four weeks. The turning and sheet metal process typically takes six weeks, but Maverick completed it within four. The whole project was finished and delivered to the client as a complete unit in less than eight weeks in an environment where most jobs take upwards of 30 weeks.
“Our goal is to manufacture at least 75 percent of a data center power module. This gives us more control over the quality of the offering and reduces lead times, helping us control the capacity flow”
Maverick Power’s excellent time-to-delivery and result-oriented approach are more than the sum of its team members. Its partnership with ABB is touted as having the potential to propel smart electrical systems into the future. Their new software-based Automatic Transfer Switch/Controller mimics products from Woodward, Dife, and Eaton, but evolves it with the power of IT. These new smart controllers come with logic built into the breaker trip unit, creating a pathway that allows the code to establish peer-to-peer communication between two circuit breakers. The system can share information between all the breakers in the board, eliminating the need for multiple components and potential supply chain issues. Maverick Power has an agreement with ABB, where all development of that logic firmware is proprietary to it, as it collaborates with ABB on building this new solution in the background. The company is looking to launch this product in the spring of 2023 to revolutionize the world of smart power infrastructure. It is also working to extend its portfolio of data center solutions and enable easy access to power, from the substation to server.
When it comes to the future of data centers, Maverick Power is well on its way to becoming a real powerhouse in the field.