The all-in-one open standards framework for the Application EcosystemTM
Data Centers, Cloud, Big Data, IoT, IT, Facilities, and Infrastructure.
The Infinity Paradigm®
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Redefining the Data Center

A Data Center (DC) is the Infrastructure supporting the Application Ecosystem (AE).
A Data Center Node (DCN) is a combination of physical Site, SFI and ITI supporting AE at a specific topology node.
A Data Center Cloud (DCC) is a set of data center nodes arranged in a specific Topology.

Application Ecosystem (AE)

Application lives, exists, breathes and interacts only in an ecosystem that supports its purpose. The data center caters to that need by being the infrastructure that supports the Application Ecosystem (AE) and its wellbeing.

The Future in Production @ IDCA

The Infinity Paradigm®, the paradigm that will cause a paradigm-shift in the data center industry and reshape the face of the data center and information technology delivery industry, as was once known. The Paradigm, effectively renders the data center stakeholder infinite possibilities of effective design, plan, operation, maintenance and compliance to adopt optimum availability, security, efficiency, capacity and resilience metrics. This is achieved through Infinity Paradigm's uniquely comprehensive outlook, encompassing the entire application ecosystem covering Application, Platform, Compute, Application Delivery Infrastructure, IT Infrastructure, Site Facility Infrastructure and Topology.

Infinity Paradigm Features



It is founded on the basis of bridging the existing data center industry gaps, in its predecessors’ standards and guidelines by covering a comprehensive outlook towards the data center, its investment, its design, its people, its assessment, and its management.


One of the Infinity Paradigm®’s core missions is practicality and effectiveness. Lack of understanding the real needs out there and addressing them to the point, to give all stakeholders across industries a fair approach towards handling their mission-critical applications sparked the emergence of the Paradigm.


To IDCA building a G0 data center with PUE of 2 is not acceptable in the efficiency-conscious world that we live in. Infinity Paradigm® takes great measures to ensure efficiency compliance of data centers in both operational as well as infrastructural sense as rigidly as other parameters such as availability, security, etc.


Virtualization, as in abstracting away from actual resources and establishing cloud-based infrastructure is the essence of this day and age. Infinity Paradigm® proudly takes the initiative to be the first and foremost pioneer of introducing cloud in both physical and logical aspects as a key basis of IDCA’s next generation data center framework, the Infinity Paradigm.


International Data Center Authority’s mission is an international mission. Infinity Paradigm® was not outfitted to solely suite the North American hemisphere or the European Union, rather bring the world’s best and greatest together and allow the data center stakeholders enjoy the synergy.


Infinity Paradigm® is built with the capacity to be localized to towards both logical and physical realms. Whether the requirement is localizing to a specific industry or to a specific geographic area (continent, nation, city or state) or both or transforming itself into local languages, polices and norms the paradigm caters to that need and promotes such localization for ease of access, enhanced effectiveness, compliance and efficiency to say the least.

Operation Conducive

IDCA’s philosophy dictates that a data center’s availability, security, safety, compliance, etc. cannot be measured unless its operational parameters are fully analyzed. Merely having highly redundant components without measure of how such components are operated, by whom, in accordance to what policies, etc. does fulfill Infinity Paradigm®’s requirement of compliance.


IDCA as the first organization worldwide to ever acknowledge and promote that the purpose of data center is delivering application and the data center is but the infrastructure supporting the application ecosystem, is the sole and prime entity that through the Infinity Paradigm® provides a guideline for data center from an application-centric approach. This approach eliminates redundant and goalless efforts, lack of understanding data center’s purpose and what is it suppose to do, which in turn enable the stakeholders to the set the right expectations and plan in alignment and towards satisfying the application’s needs.

The Data Center Grading System


Standardize on Infinity Paradigm!

IDCA takes pride in being the first organization worldwide to encourage and lead open communication and collaboration on data center standards development. IDCA promotes collaborative efforts and allows workgroups to work closely by taking part in IDCA’s mission to develop highly comprehensive, effective, application-specific data center standards as the basis of catering specialized and localized needs, thus filling all existing industry gaps and enabling the enhancement and further development of data center's key areas of strength. By taking part in the collaborative standardization, which is first of its kind in the data center industry, one will be amazed of how the input of wide array of expertise from diverse inputs can result in values greater than sum of its inputs and how simplicity is the key for making it all comes together, making the complex world of data centers applicable and practical for all. No matter how great or little individual inputs maybe, it takes three steps to take part in the development of the greatest data center standard in the making!


AJoin the world’s elite and undergo IDCA certified data center education! Get on top of data center industry & trends, infrastructure & best practices, learn about the Infinity Paradigm and get full grasp of the entire Application Ecosystem (AE) ℠.


BJoin in. Put your know-how into motion. Push yourself to the limits of thinking outside the box. Collaborate with professionals in the industry, give inputs and take feedbacks and be part of the development of the future shaping, Infinity-based, data center standards.


CContribute to the world! Take part of the movement that shares its gains with data center world at large, for a better information world with clean, available and effective data centers, on the path to INFINITY!

March 2017

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