It is common knowledge that the Uptime Institute Tier Topology guideline only addresses the electrical and mechanical infrastructure of a data centre. Although critical, data centre owners/operators have come to learn that the Uptime Institute’s Tier guidelines are missing some fundamental elements for today’s business critical environments. More and more customers are challenging their Uptime Institute Tier certified data centre operators on why they only have certified their power and cooling infrastructure and left out key elements such as security, network etc.
TIA-942 is a complete data centre standard as it also addresses site location, architectural aspects, physical security, fire safety, telecommunications, to name a few. The advantages of TIA-942 Conformity Certification far outweighs those of Uptime Institute Tier Topology Certification.
3 key reasons why you should consider upgrading from Uptime to ANSI/TIA-942:
TIA-942 is a certifiable standard. EPI is incorporated as a CB – Certification Body and is therefore qualified to certify data centres to the TIA-942 standard.
3 types of upgrade packages.
Pricing varies depending on the size and target rating level of a data centre but are often at a fraction of the cost compared to Uptime Institute’s Tier Topology certification.