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DL has been building data centers for more than 20 years, and our customers are among the most trusted names in the cloud.

As your single point of contact, we offer expedited timelines and unparalleled quality.

Your peace of mind is our goal.


CAD Design/Layout


DL design teams include CAD Engineers with decades of experience.  We use advanced modeling techniques to create your complete data center layout virtually, before any construction.  We optimize your layout, retest, and re-optimize, until your data center design exactly meets the demands of your white space and the dynamics of your operations.  Our engineers also design room for growth, anticipating your needs for scalability.


Electrical Design

Power is the life force of your Data Center.  DL is a low voltage experts, and our teams are union affiliated with the Communication Workers of America (CWA Local 9012).  Electrical design is our wheelhouse, and we design power solutions that maximize efficiency and deliver solid, reliable operations. Our efficiencies provide you huge cost savings in your power demands while delivering a robust power infrastructure.


Structured Cabling Design


Structured cabling is infrastructure that consists of a number of standardized smaller elements.  The standardized structure allows the cabling systems to predictably support multiple hardware systems and to reliably meet your data center needs now and as you grow.  


Structured cabling design and installation is governed by a set of international standards. As one of the most experienced data center installers in the industry, we helped set those standards.


Our Fiber Optic Techs are DL employees, never third party vendors, and our techs are certified by the Fiber Optic Association.  




Seismic Planning and Design

Earthquakes can be devastating to a data center.  Personnel endangerment, lost uptime, and equipment damage can spell financial disaster.  Anticipating seismic events requires the design of system redundancy at every level of infrastructure.  It also demands strict adherence to seismic engineering standards at every level of design and construction.

DL has been headquartered for two decades in Silicon Valley, one of the most seismically active regions on earth.  Our seismic planning and design is the best in the industry, and we offer multiple solutions, depending on your seismic risk.  


Scalability Planning and Design

Your business is unique, and so are your data centers.  DL works closely with you to select the most effective hardware/software solutions that anticipate your needs for scalability and keep you on track with the most flexible and reliable data center systems.