At some point while working in or around the data center industry, there will be mention of what “Tier” a specific facility is — or is not. Data Center 101: Uptime Institute Certifications Defined is part of a group of 14 reports that cover the ins and outs of the data center industry, serves as a very brief overview of what this “Tiered” classification system amounts to. This section also serves to define the different certifications outlined by The Uptime Institute.
After studying this report, you should be able to:
- Accurately define the entity Uptime Institute
- Accurately describe the key features of each of the Uptime Institute’s tier categories
- Determine a client’s actual tier needs and communicate why
Just joining the industry or need to brush up on Data Center basics? See additional entries in our Data Center 101 Special Report Series, which covers topics like data center design, types, power, negotiating data center contracts and more.