Rather than build massive datacenters that take years to fill, Fidelity Investments has developed Centercore, an incremental, standards-based datacenter design.
Exterior ShellCentercore’s robust steel support structure is integrated with the building shell. There are no roof penetrations. Pipes and other infrastructure components are run down within the exterior skin to minimize potential water leaks. For this facility, the structure and external skin is weather resistive to wind speeds up to 165 mile per hour, and seismic considerations above local code requirements.
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