Data center

Technology core
of CCD

The brain of the Smart City

The Data Center is the core of the Creative Digital City’s (CCD, by its initials in Spanish) technological infrastructure. It gathers the telecommunication and digital processing resources that will contribute to develop the creative industries, innovation and entrepreneurship.

It is the control panel of the Smart City’s Urban Operating System (UOS) and it analyses data collected from sensors and devices installed on water, power and transport infrastructure, as well as on maintenance services and telecommunications, in order to optimize and predict actions depending on the circumstances of the moment.

Its design is flexible, scalable in accordance with the growth and demand of the activities taking place in CCD. It will be a support node for creative and technological industries and entrepreneurs.


An accurate, fast and safe technological infrastructure

The Data Center’s equipment will be set to run virtualization scenarios and high performance applications. Installed technology will expedite the activities of CCD users, and it will also store and back their information up.


From the first stage of the project, collaboration functions will be ready with communication, data and video services that will provide the users with the following benefits::

  • Reduction of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Better Return in Investment (ROI).
  • Efficient use of the infrastructure to avoid equipment, operating systems and applications overpopulation.
  • Increased service levels on the Data Center.
  • Safe information back up and data recovery schemes.
  • Efficient use of space and energy.
  • Guarantee the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) management.
  • Wireless access, video call services and mobile extensions.
  • Collaborative areas.

These assets are aimed to improve finances and Information Technology areas, and to get better Service Level (SLA) and Operational Level (OLA) agreements.
Thanks to the design and technology applied to servers, switches and storage equipment, it is possible to obtain energy, room and cooling benefits.

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“Optimize and predict actions depending on the circumstances of the moment”.


Operation, distribution and information storage layers

The Data Center is split in three layers:


Core layer:

A single platform for the core network of the Data Center with high density equipment that will offer high performance, scalable and flexible solutions. Some of its key features are::

  • Scalable infrastructure: high performance virtualization, power and efficient cooling. Efficient growing capacity.
  • Operational continuity: hardware integration, NX-OS operating system, software functions and zero time of environment inactivity.
  • Transport flexibility: increased profitability to adopt network innovation and technology.

Access layer:

It encompasses a unified structure on a 10 Gb Ethernet network for the cluster, Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN) traffic. This system simplifies connections: it reduces the number of adapters, cords and commutators needed and it lets hosts connect to any network through a unified Ethernet interface. Some of its features are:

  • Low latency, high performance 10 Gb Ethernet.
  • Direct fiber channel encapsulation over Ethernet.
  • Different cords, adapters, commutators and transceivers for each traffic type are no longer needed.
  • Energy consumption reduction.
  • Optional unified structure with Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for E/S consolidation.

Processing and storage layer:

It unifies the computing, network and storage equipment access resources. It is optimized to speed up the adoption of virtualization environments and to help reduce the TCO and the resource supply response time.

  • The servers are based on Intel’s x86 platform and are able to work with the FCoE protocol at 10 Gb rates.
  • It has blade servers installed on a redundant chassis in all its parts –connectors, power sources and fans. It also has a pair of internal switches that provide up to sixteen 10 Gb Ethernet ports.
  • Storage and backup are unified on the same platform, it provides SAN and NAS services simultaneously and it can make connections from various operating systems (Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux, AIX) and use the iSCSI, native FC, FCoE and FICON transport protocols.

Furthermore, the Data Center has accurate energy and air conditioning systems that enable backup and redundancy of the systems to protect the communication infrastructure. It guarantees a high availability of power and AAC services. It is reliable; it prevents the systems from stopping in case of failure and critical equipment from damaging.


The equipment’s settings allow:

  • Multi-platform cloud services.
  • Mixed storage (physical and virtual) with expansion capacity.
  • High analytic and algorithm execution capability with high memory and storage demand.
  • Multiple node cluster setting.
  • Information isolation and security.
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN) technology convergence.
  • Fiber connectivity prepared for 10 Gb/S y 40 Gb/S connections.
  • CPU or GPU cloud render farm.