Anthem’s primary data center, built in 2002, was experiencing growing pains typical of many legacy data centers—ensuring newer, higher-density equipment has enough space, power and cooling— without increasing operational costs.
Anthem, Inc., the second largest managed health care company in the United States, operates four primary data centers. The largest is located at its corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. This particular data center supports office spaces and numerous companywide business applications. The information technology (IT) staff, in partnership with facilities management, has carefully managed growth, but over time, found themselves facing higher energy costs and a growing dissatisfaction with their current equipment infrastructure provider.