Nothing credibility to a data center and piece of mind to clients and customers than having your Data Center certified to world-wide data center standard. Whether building a enterprise data center, or selecting a colocation vendor, Facility Certification to globally accepted standards provide a strong foundation of reliability, availability and resilience.
Certifying the Data Center to a globally recognized standard provides assurance that the facility awarded meets the rigorous criteria, confirmed by certified auditor-engineers. There are different advantages for data centers with different purposes.
Advantages for Colocation Providers
If your business is colocation, having a data center Facility Certified enables potential customers to see that a qualified third party has reviewed the data center design and facility, and certified it to a globally trusted standard. With a qualified independent third party validation and certification, the risk to clients is reduced.
We have seen the average time it takes to close a colocation engagement with clients reduced when working with certified data centers, as compared to self-assessed or uncertified data centers. That’s added value to both the colocation vendor, and the potential clients. Less time assessing, less time in validation means faster implementation, resulting in win-win for client and colocation facilities.
Advantages for Enterprise Data Center Owners
Facility Certification does provide awareness of operational risks, design risks, and serves as a basis for managing the gaps. Regardless of your facility objective, knowing where you stand against the design standard the facility was built to is power in your hands. It’s also money in your bank account. Consumers and potential clients are increasingly interested in the benchmark of the data centers of businesses they entrust with their data, their operations, and their livelihood.
Advantages for Both
Regardless of the purpose of the data center, certifications make sense, and add value. They are also the foundation for operational excellence, and server as a baseline for improving data center operations, in Human Error Management and Outage Reduction, as well as in operational costs reductions, and reliable maintenance practices.
The GDCE Difference
Global Data Center Engineering are full TIA members, and active participants in the updating and creation of TIA standards. Our staff understand deeply the genesis of these standards, have lived them and have grown along with the standards as they have evolved over the past two decades. We are an industry leader in Facility Certification, Design Certification and Facility Audit.
GDCE has the expertise, the experience and the certifications to conduct design validation and facility certifications.
Contact us today, and we can discuss how we can help with your certification needs. Get Certified!