Rather than build massive datacenters that take years to fill, Fidelity Investments has developed Centercore, an incremental, standards-based datacenter design.
Bolt-On DatacenterWith Centercore's small footprint, it can be deployed next to most facilities. The Centercore design aims to keep the power and cooling gear as close to the IT equipment as possible, to minimize footprint and infrastructure distribution for cabling, cooling and conduit, thus reducing cost while improving reliability. In this artist’s image, Centercore is placed next to an existing office building with a facade treatment that compliments existing architecture.
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