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 design, build, maintain and operate 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 professional services offerings leverage our Tier Standards & Certifications methodology with decades of field experience reviewing thousands of data centers around the world to help our clients solve a wide range of challenges in their broader IT organization. 

Our Professional Services Offerings include:

Data Center Due Diligence - Whether you are considering an acquisition of a standalone data center facility, a merger with another organization with an existing data center portfolio or a consolidation or divestiture of your own data center assets, our Data Center Due Diligence offering can help you.  We use decades of experience looking at thousands of facilities world wide to help you examine both facility design and operations, identify risks, diagnoses issues, appraise strategic value and determine "most likely" Tier rating. 

Efficient IT – Whether you're just starting a new energy initiative or your efforts thus far have not reached their full potential, significant impact can be achieved with a holistic approach to efficient IT that factors in all the critical elements. Uptime Institute offers evidence-based methodologies that lead to substantial improvements in resource consumption, reduced carbon footprint, and millions of dollars in cost reductions enterprise wide.

M&O Stamp of Approval – With continued demand for data across all business functions, today’s IT and data center infrastructure stakeholders are under continuous pressure to deliver value while maintaining cost and efficiency. The Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval provides the guidance and framework to drive best practices for the effective management and operations of a data center and offers third-party validation to existing facilities, independent of the Tier Classification System.

FMO Services – FMO Advisory Services provide a strategic approach to balance the data center objectives of availability, cost, and performance in your day-to-day operations. In interactive, on-site workshops, Uptime Institute Professional Services consultants offer the hands-on guidance you need to develop, implement, and refine a rigorous facility management program to govern the successful long-term operation of your data center.

DCIM Consulting – The average DCIM buyer spends over six months evaluating potential suppliers, and then an additional 6-12 months deploying the chosen solution. This results in significant staff costs and unnecessary delays if an organization’s business requirements demand a DCIM solution. Uptime Institute's DCIM consulting service helps data center executives understand the vendor landscape, deploy on a timely schedule, and avoid overspending.

FORCSS® – Determining the best choice between IT deployment alternatives for your firm can be a complicated decision, as you balance sometimes competing business, facility engineering, computing, operating, and market considerations. Uptime Institute has developed a system to capture, compare, and prioritize the various impacts of IT deployment alternatives, helping organizations align on a coherent strategy that balances Financial, Opportunity, Risk, Compliance, Sustainability, and Service Quality: FORCSS.