Uptime Institute is an impartial, independent organization of industry research, education and advisory services for data centers, which focuses its activities on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of data center facilities. Uptime Institute activities are addressed to all parties related to the data center market, including enterprises, service, manufacturers, suppliers and engineers. As the only such entity, shall issue certificates of compliance with the standards and norms of tier operational stability. Uptime Institute Professional Services supports customers around the world, offering consulting services, certification and accreditation in more than 50 countries.
Tier classification assigned by the Uptime Institute for data center had its beginnings with the publication of the late 90s about performance Data Center based on the infrastructure used. At the moment, the TIER segmentation defines the design and investment standards for data centers around the world. It is a standardized methodology used to determine the availability and reliability of the object. Offers companies a way to measure the return on investment (ROI) and productivity. There are two types of certificates:
- Tier Certification of Design Documentation
- Tier Certification of Existing Facility
Tier Certification applies only to the physical topology of the data center infrastructure that directly affects the functioning of the computer room. Certificates are awarded at four levels:
Tier IV - composed of multiple active power and cooling distribution paths, has redundant components, and is fault tolerant, providing 99.995% availability.
Tier III - composed of multiple active power and cooling distribution paths, but only one path active, has redundant components, and is concurrently maintainable, providing 99.982% availability.
Level II - composed of a single path for power and cooling distribution, with redundant components, providing 99.741% availability.
Level I - composed of a single path for power and cooling distribution, without redundant components, providing 99.671% availability. With the addition of maintenance can assume that the system will not work for at least 24 hours during a year.
In addition to the aforementioned tier certification, Uptime Institute also awards Operational Sustainability Certification, a methodology to assess the long-term reliability of the object from the perspective of the existing labor policy, management, and use of processes taking into account the type of building and location. This system is designed to help owners and operators in the optimal management of human and financial resources of the company.
Loadbanks.pl permanently cooperates with Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Specialist (ATS). We offer our clients the preparation of guidance documents that must be met by an object to obtain the appropriate certification, verification of existing documentation. We guarantee the presence of a specialist during testing and the development and preparation of relevant documentation upon completion.
ANSI/CSA/EIA/TIA TIA-942 (PN PN-3-0092) Datacenter Infrastructure Standards
ANSI / CSA / EIA / TIA TIA-942 (PN PN-3-0092) Datacenter Infrastructure Standards is the official standard describes the infrastructure facilities of Data Center. This document contains recommendations for cabling infrastructure, building server schema and requirements for architectural, electrical power installation, air conditioning, and physical security. Recommendations are given with divided an object into levels TIER I - IV consistent with the division introduced by the Uptime Institute.
ISO/IEC 27002:2005 standard
ISO / IEC 27002:2005 is a standard setting out guidelines relating to the establishment, implementation, operation, monitoring, review, maintenance and improvement of Information Security Management System. The standard has a comprehensive approach to information security. Relates to areas of physical security, personnel, IT, and the legal. Simultaneously it does not specify the detailed technical requirements, but highlights areas that need to be regulate. The method of protection these areas should be based on an analysis of risk.