DataSpace Awarded Teir III Facility by Uptime Institute - First in Eastern Europe
06.10.2011

DataSpace Awarded Teir III Facility by Uptime Institute - First in Eastern Europe

06.10.2011
DataSpace Awarded Teir III Facility by Uptime Institute - First in Eastern Europe
DataSpace Awarded Teir III Facility by Uptime Institute - First in Eastern Europe

Oct., 2011, MOSCOW - The Uptime Institute, known as the Global Data Center Authority, awarded DataSpace Tier III Facility Certification, the first such designation in Russia and Eastern Europe.



“This is an important milestone in the modernization of Russia’s infrastructure, and supports Moscow becoming a financial center, said David Hamner, DataSpace CEO. “Financial institutions and other modern enterprises, both global and local, rely on uninterrupted and secured data processing operations, and we’ve introduced the industry standard facility product to the market”.
Pitt Turner, Executive Director of the Uptime Institute, and Ken Brill, its Founder, jointly presented the award to Hamner and his team during the EMEA conference of Uptime Institute Network.

”We are very pleased to award Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility to DataSpace 1,” announced Turner. “As the first Certified Facility in Russia and Eastern Europe, this is a landmark accomplishment in the region. DataSpace hereby joins a short list of leading service providers who have voluntarily engaged Uptime Institute as an unbiased third-party to validate thoroughly the data center’s high performance capability.

Asked to summarize what Tier III really means, Turner responded: “Tier III means Concurrent Maintainability — that the data center will never be shut down to maintain or replace the heating and cooling equipment. Because all planned facilities shutdowns are eliminated, Moscow I is a true 24 x 7 data center. Tier III Facility Certification is further significant because many data center operators claim to have Tier III, but only a small number have been verified as true.”.

Vincent Renaud, who leads the Uptime Institute Tier Certification Team, said “Tier III Facility Certification is only successful with a diligent owner and world-class delivery by the project team throughout the construction and commissioning. DataSpace was one of the best prepared projects that I have encountered.”

“When we looked at the market in 2008, we saw a lot of false claims about Tier III, and knew from the beginning we would need to demonstrate what it really means, and bring a truly world class data center to the market”, Hamner said. “We enlisted HP/CFS, Mercury, and Schneider Electric as key partners and working together with Uptime Institute’s supervision from the beginning, we were able to accomplish the task. Of all the data centers around the world I’ve been associated with in my career, this is the best”.
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