Q4 is here and 2021 has come and gone in the blink of an eye. And while we’re looking forward for what’s to come, we also enjoy taking the time to reflect on our accomplishments and acknowledge the happenings from the past year.
When 2021 began, COVID-19 was still halting much of how the world operated, with the lack of in-person events and touchpoints. At Ascent though, we felt great privilege and excitement when bringing the announcement of our partnership with Lincoln Rackhouse and Stone Point Capital in April.
The strategic partnership, which operates as Ascent, underscores a mutual commitment to working with clients to provide powerful, flexible and customizable solutions across the full lifecycle of a data center facility. Our services, which include data center operations and maintenance management, design, construction management and consulting, and engineering, empower our customers to reduce risk, optimize spend and gain more control over their mission critical environments.
Ascent is now positioned with additional opportunities to push and develop the deployment of even more innovative technologies. It’s the start of an even greater path for growth, market leadership and excellence in our ongoing customer service.
Currently, we’re especially focused on keeping inventory stocked in relation to supply chain delays and inventory issues. Brad Pauley, VP of Engineering and Construction, Ascent, said, “As we wind down the year, Ascent engineering and construction teams are collaborating with customers on proactive purchasing of construction materials and critical equipment for upcoming projects, which are experiencing shortages and delays due to supply chain issues.”
Ascent understands that keeping spare parts inventory levels up for high risk critical equipment that could be impacted by these global challenges is key going into the new year.
As we look forward to 2022, Ascent is prepared to support the ever-growing need for bandwidth development and the technologies that require it. According to Gartner, Inc, the global IT spend will hit a record $4.47 trillion in 2022, a 5.5 percent increase from 2021. Therefore, the need for a digital transformation and meeting the demands of its evolvement are now more critical than ever.
We’re thrilled for what’s to come, and we can’t wait to share what’s in the works, including growing our teams, attending in-person events, and connecting with our current and future customers and partners.
Be sure to keep up with us on our social media channels for all updates, including an upcoming video interview with our President, Robert Painter.