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 the sum of its inputs and how simplicity is the key for making it all come together, making the complex world of data centers applicable and practical for all.


Features of Infinity Based Standards are outlined below.


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 to enjoy the synergy.


Infinity Paradigm® is built with the capacity to be localized 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, in accordance to what policies, by whom, etc., does not fulfil 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 EcosystemSM, 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 set the right expectations and plan in alignment and towards satisfying the application’s needs.

Infinity Paradigm®

The Infinity Paradigm® is 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. Providing:

get involved

No matter how massive or minuscule individual inputs may be, it takes three steps to take part in the development of the greatest data center standard in the making:


Join 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)SM.


Join 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.


Contribute 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!

Striving for excellence

IDCA mission is to establish data center selection, design, implementation & operation guidelines, based on learned lessons of the past, realities of the present, and the road ahead. IDCA standards carefully select the best and most effective practices and address key challenges with exceptional insight. This effort is tailored to serve comprehensive levels of data center requirements, catering for all industry sectors & verticals.

Knowledge under one roof

IDCA is dedicated to amalgamating the knowledgebase of Data Center Mission Critical systems and the complementing Information & Communication Technology (ICT) systems of today, alongside the emerging technologies, and applying this knowledge in the most beneficial and practical manner, to ensure Data Center Standardization becomes not merely a promise, but a reality.


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About the Committee

IDCA's Technical Standards Committee is composed of elite members from diverse yet premier data center-run organizations who are engaged with in-depth issues of data center industry at hand. Its core mission is to provide remedy to the current data center industry gaps via developing the next-generation data center standards necessary to address and provide resolution to those gaps. All Technical Standards Committee’s effort is fundamentally rooted in the Application Ecosystem (AE)℠ and within the framework of the Infinity Paradigm®. In addition, the Committee further identifies potential new standards needed by the data center community and takes the necessary steps to initiate development of such needed standards with the appropriate organizations. Committee Members are also responsible to conduct unremitting interactions with the key industry stakeholders such as operators, providers, investors and end-users to ensure proper data center foundations, standardization and compliance are rooted within the diverse data center industry segments.
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Mehdi Paryavi


Steve Hambruch

Chairman of IDCA TSC

Dikran Kechichian

TechXact Group

Richard Zanatta


Eric Wendorf


Marchelle Adams

U.S. Courts

Rick Collins


Boris Privalikhin

Time Warner Cable

Zouhir Almai

TechXact Group Corporation

Marcus Falz


Timothy Grant

MLB Advance Media

Michelle S. Walker

Department of State

Data Center Standards

“In this day and age where information security is a matter of national security, efficiency is a matter of saving the world, capacity is a matter of fulfilling promises, availability and resilience are matters of retaining business, having visionary standards that care compressively, face and address challenges, solve real-world problems, and build a common ground for all stakeholders with practical benchmarks and applicable requirements sets the stage for the ever-evolving data center industry to revamp itself into a formulated, structured, organized, understood and united front to set the foundations for our future generations.”

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