Make it modular.
An innovative design delivers IT capacity in under six months.
Flexible and fast.
Fidelity Investments needed a better way to deliver flexible, customizable data center spaces quickly, and they turned to HED to execute the vision. They envisioned a new data center topology that combined the agility of a modular system and the resiliency and reliability of a stick-built building.
After two years of research and development while working with fabrication shops to hone the form factor and system integration, Centercore was created — the first completely factory-built and customizable data center deliverable to any site across the US in a matter of weeks.
Flexible and adaptable, Centercore easily accommodates a variety of size requirements, IT capacities and system redundancies, and can be added without affecting the performance of earlier installations. It had to be constructed in a way that sections could withstand the forces of being transported with exterior cladding, ceilings, access flooring, sprinklers, lighting and mechanical and electrical equipment before leaving the factory. Compatible with multiple cooling systems, Centercore promotes energy efficiency. This technology also enables clients to partner with any mechanical or electrical equipment vendor and to bid construction for each new build.
Fidelity Investments' first Centercore installation added 500kW of IT power to an existing data center facility. The installation shares the facility's security system, but is otherwise fully autonomous.