Uptime Institute Tiers are more relevant today than ever before. This is evidenced, in part, by more Certifications being awarded in 2015 than any previous year.

In this issue of INSIGHTS, we have brought together a number of assets to help you stay informed, direct from the organization that authored and adjudicates the de fact industry standard on data center performance.

Our Tier resources include online product information and downloadable technical papers and articles, which all provide additional in-depth knowledge and Tier program information.

Uptime Institute: Content and Resources
Tier Ratings, Availability Claims and the Data Center Tier Certification Process

The podcast touches on the differences between the Tier levels, the benefits of simplicity in data center design, and the dangers of self-certification. 

Listen to Julian Kudritzki »

Explaining Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System

The Tier Classification System was designed to consistently evaluate various data center facilities in terms of potential site infrastructure performance, or uptime, and consists of three distinct classifications.

Read the Journal Article »

Attorney General Upholds Validity of Tier Certification

An article published in Data Center Knowledge, generated a Journal article re-emphasizing the differences between data center design goals and actual certification of proven achievements.

Read the Journal Article »

Avoiding Data Center Construction Problems

Experience, teamwork, and third-party verification are keys to avoiding data center construction problems. Third-party verification can assure the owner that the project stages delivered, meets the OPR.

Read the Journal Article »

Uptime Institute: In the News
Uptime Institute Appoints
R. Lee Kirby as President

Uptime Institute's executive leadership change is designed to accelerate the company’s global growth and expansion. Kirby had previously held the position of Chief Technology Officer, providing thought leadership and technical vision.

Read our Press Release »

BPM Practices Come to the Data Center

Uptime Institute applies principles of BPM, along with unparalleled data center knowledge and expertise to provide an independent third-party assessment for data center management and operations with the M&O Stamp of Approval.

Read our Press Release »

Uptime Institute: Upcoming Training & Network Events

To see the current global schedule of Accredited Tier Training courses or for more information on the Accredited Tier Designer or Accredited Tier Specialist course, visit our website.

If you're interested in becoming an Uptime Institute Network member or learning about regional events, we have dedicated webpages discussing the benefits of membership.

Your peers have been active. To access a complete list of Tier Certifications, M&O, and EIT awards, select one of the individual links.

Industry Events: 

Data Centre World - Hong Kong
Uptime Institute will be both exhibiting and presenting at Data Centre World, 18-19 May 2016. Register now for your FREE tickets and visit us at Stand K13. 

Uptime Institute will be presenting on:
– Tiers Demystified: Understanding the Tier Certification of Constructed Facilities (TCCF) Process 
– Dodging Data Center Operations Disasters 
– Writing better RFPs and SLAs for Colocation

For a full conference listing and specific times for Uptime Institute's presentations, read through the conference program.

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