To design, manage, and operate the critical infrastructure your business depends on, you need the most authoritative, evidence-based, and unbiased guidance. For two decades, the business-critical infrastructure industry has relied on the unparalleled expertise, best-practice standards, and innovation of Uptime Institute. We've helped enterprise and vendor organizations around the globe build and maintain business-critical infrastructure to optimize performance, reliability, and efficiency.

The Data Center Experts

Uptime Institute is recognized worldwide for the creation and administration of the rigorous Tier Standards & Certifications that enable data centers to achieve their mission while mitigating risk. Our senior-level consulting services help companies design, build, launch, and manage data center operations—whether a single facility or a complex global portfolio—that are resilient and effective.

Our experts possess deep background in both IT and infrastructure, combined with decades of experience managing high-availability environments. They draw on Uptime Institute's proprietary methodology and the world's largest repository of data center research to help you attain and sustain operational excellence and efficiency.

Design – When you’re putting millions of dollars into building a new data center, you want to ensure that the facility is going to provide the level of IT performance and reliability that satisfies your business objective for 24 x 7 availability. At the same time, the project has to balance risk management, energy efficiency, and cost considerations, and ultimately deliver ROI. Tier Certifications in Design Documents (TCDD) are the preeminent industry standards to ensure your planned facility design aligns with your ultimate business objectives.

Construction – Tier Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) ensures that your facility has been constructed as designed, and verifies that it is capable of meeting the defined availability requirements. Even the best laid plans can go awry, and common construction phase practices or value engineering proposals can compromise the design intent of a data center. 

Operations – Wherever you are in the data center life cycle—from designing a new facility to managing aging site infrastructure—Uptime Institute's Facility Management and Operations methodology can be applied to ensure operational effectiveness and reduce risk. Operational Sustainability is the culmination of the Tier Certification process signifying your organization's leadership; the Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval offers third-party validation to existing facilities independent of the Tier Classification System.