Chico’s to open new data center

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Chico's FAS is building a new Performance Optimized Data (POD) center at its distribution and fulfillment facility in Winder, Ga.

POD technology, often referred to as, "data center in a box," employs modular pre-fabricated reinforced steel containers, approximately the size of a train freight car, to house and efficiently cool vital information technology hardware.

The new configuration will nearly double the Chico's FAS current computing capacity, requiring half the space in a structure that is more secure, can be easily expanded and lessens the risk of weather-related service disruptions.