Project Highlights

  • Factory Fabricated Components
  • A/M/E/P/FP Services
  • Study, Programming, Master Planning,
    Design, Construction Documents through
    Construction Administration
  • Modular and Expandable with Operational
  • 3,000 sf raised floor area

Design Innovation Establishes a New Topology of Data Centers

Fidelity Investments | Centercore™ | Raleigh/Durham, NC


Dissatisfied with offerings on the market, Fidelity Investments engaged Integrated Design Group to explore the feasibility for a new data center product that met their specific criteria. The project team first developed several concepts before a prototype was built. Centercore™, the fully modular and scalable data center solution has defined a new topology. Constructed in a factory of a robust steel frame module wrapped in a weather resistive insulated metal panel envelope and Miami-Dade rated louvers, all equipment and distribution is installed before it is shipped to site where connections are made between units. The vendor agnostic design offers end users significant flexibility by having the operational of a traditional computer hall and ability to expand in many ways. The cooling system of the prototype utilizes outside air economization as well as hot aisle containment for increased efficiencies.