Interactive Dataâs data center upgrade project has more than doubled the facilityâs capacity, while maximizing overall efficiency, particularly in regard to energy consumption. The upgrade includes the build-out of a new data center room with a highly redundant and high density power and cooling infrastructure. This room can accommodate 3,000-4,000 computer servers, which can help support the Companyâs data collection, processing and delivery requirements worldwide.
Enhancements to the Companyâs data center also include âgreenâ energy capabilities for controlling power usage and heat generation resulting from utilizing the facilityâs IT equipment. For instance, Interactive Dataâs new electrical infrastructure features higher performance power distribution units that are designed to help contain operational costs. In addition, Interactive Data has installed energy-efficient in-row cooling units inside the data center and âchillersâ located outside the building. These chillers utilize outside air when the temperature is approximately 50 degrees and below, reducing the amount of energy allocated to cooling.
âInteractive Dataâs mission-critical products and services are powered by our state-of-the-art data center, and our continued investment in this facility can help us to further scale our global business and meet the mission-critical needs of financial institutions around the world,â said John King, chief operating officer for Interactive Data. âOur dedicated team of IT and operations professionals has implemented a variety of cost-effective measures to conserve space, maximize computing power and control energy usage. In a business environment characterized by volatility and high volume, low-latency data demands, itâs important that we align our technology infrastructure to help ensure resiliency, reliability, high performance and efficiency.â
Interactive Data employs business continuity practices throughout its data centers to support continued data generation and delivery to customers during events such as power outages and network disruptions. These practices include utilization of redundant resources such as high-availability servers, separate fiber optic cable feeds, dual diesel generators and back-up batteries. This infrastructure can enable Interactive Data to implement failover among its data centers in the event of a disruption in one location.