The purpose of the project was to provide the technology and functionality needed to support the future storage of the Vatican's valued manuscripts. To accomplish this goal, the existing data center needed to be completely dismantled and equipped with a more efficient data center infrastructure, able to support the massive data transfer effort and provide the capability to monitor and capture real-time data.
The complex project has two aspects. The first is the transition of over 80,000 historical manuscripts held in the Vatican Apostolic Library to a digital format. This aspect has been in process since 2012. The second aspect involves implementing the upgraded network infrastructure that would enable effective optimization of data center cooling, power continuity, and storage, and was successfully completed.