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Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Center


When BCBS came to GA Studio, their data processing and disaster recovery components of operation were almost 30 years old and near the end of their useful life. Replacement was obvious. Because of the dependency and reliability needs in today’s healthcare world, GA Studio led the effort for design of a new certified Tier III data center, Alabama’s first as reviewed and accepted by the Uptime Institute for both design and construction. Also, recognizing the importance of developing an energy-efficient and sustainable building, BCBS decided to seek LEED Certification. Since LEED has no category for Free-Standing Data Centers, GA Studio’s building design pioneered innovative approaches and obtained LEED Gold.


Project Features:

Uptime Certified Tier III: Design and Construction

LEED Certified Gold

12,500sf usable Computer Room floor area

RFA with Conventional & High-Density cooling

Separated A and B Power and Cooling Path

Dual Power and data feeds to site

120K-gallon on-site make-up water storage

72-hour on-site emergency power

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