Digital Realty contracts with Uptime Institute for Mulitple Tier III Certifications
"As a global developer, operator and long-term owner of enterprise-quality data centers, we have long since designed our Turn-Key Flex solution to meet rigorous engineering and reliability standards," said Jim Smith, chief technology officer for Digital Realty. "Working with Uptime Institute to obtain Tier III certifications for these new projects further demonstrates our commitment to meeting these high standards on behalf of our customers."
|In this edition of The Monthly 451, CEO Martin McCarthy highlights upcoming 451 Events activites — HCTS-Europe in London, April 9-10 and Symposium in Santa Clara, May 13-16.
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|The Management and Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval specifically addresses operator error as the leading cause of data center downtime. M&O Stamp is both an assessment methodology and formal award that validates the rigorous critical facilities management of existing data centers. The M&O methodology was built around risks identified by Uptime Institute analysis of actual outages and ratified by a group of industry stakeholders.
M&O Stamp is built around the fundamental notion that facilities management issues are addressable, often without a major resource commitment, and represents the single greatest opportunity to reduce risks to data center availability. Early adopters of M&O include Fujitsu, Fortune, Morgan Stanley, Progressive, Colt, Equinix, Codisa, and Interxion. Click here to learn more
|The Tier Program continues to expand its offerings to support multiple industry perspectives on the Tiers. Tier Program resources include:
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|Uptime Institute and 451 Research, both divisions of The 451 Group, have been strong voices and thought leaders for data center and IT efficiency in the emerging Digital Infrastructure industry. Uptime Institute has developed a body of knowledge on the topic of data center efficiency for data center owners and operators to improve their data center efficiency with actionable, low-cost improvements. In addition, 451 Research has highlighted emerging areas in Eco-Efficient IT and Datacenter Technologies and published research such as our recent report on Highly Energy-efficient Datacenters highlighting the progress of the datacenter industry in this critical area.
On September 23rd, 2012, The New York Times published an article entitled Power, Pollution and the Internet prominently highlighting the topic of datacenter efficiency. In both the article and the accompanying video, Uptime Institute Founder Ken Brill was prominently featured. Uptime Institute Executives Hank Seader and Bruce Taylor were also featured in the article.
The mission of Uptime Institute has been to continuously increase uptime and global IT productivity through benchmarking and collaborative learning. Over the years, the Institute has focused on identifying practical, immediate data center design and operations improvements that yield significant energy savings without capital expenditure, and offering strategies for breaking down the organizational barriers that undermine progress. Organizationally, these efforts are driven and led by Uptime Institute Professional Services with Tier Certification, Management & Operations Stamp, Digital Infrastructure Services and Professional Training & Development Services.
Thought leadership regarding digital infrastructure and energy efficiency from Uptime Institute, 451 Research and from global leaders throughout the industry is featured annually at Uptime Institute Symposium, with specific focus on efficiency leaders through Uptime Institute Green IT Awards, through Uptime Institute's annual Server Roundup competition and through 451 Research's Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summits in North America and in Europe.
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