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Centercore: A New Flexible Datacenter Approach

Rather than build massive datacenters that take years to fill, Fidelity Investments has developed Centercore, an incremental, standards-based datacenter design.
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A Datacenter That Grows

Centercore provides responsive growth potential with proven flexibility to different configurations & technology advancements, while preserving the stability, resiliency and functionality of a traditional data center.

This core production facility will grow in 1 Megawatt increments. Several buildings can be fitted together: panels are then removed from the walls to create a contiguous space without the need to re-commission the initial space, as there is no shared infrastructure between new and old. Each section will be built to provide a different resiliency and/or power density, and incorporate advancements in infrastructure technology along the way.

Using this platform, the data center can grow up to a capacity of 8 Megawatts of redundant power for technology. Each facility addition has independent power and cooling infrastructure, providing added resiliency and mitigating risks associated with centralized systems typical of traditional facilities.

 

Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology. View Full Bio

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2/5/2014 | 2:37:13 PM
re: Centercore: A New Flexible Datacenter Approach
How prevalent is this concept of building a data center "in stages" to other financial services firms or in other industries?
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