Data Center Operational Excellence

The leading cause of downtime in the data center is human error.

Well run data centers require a defined and consistent set of processess and procedures to execute efficiently and respond quickly to unexpected issues as they arise.

Our team of global consultants have worked with thousands of enterprise-grade data center facilities around the world to help train their teams and assess their existing protocols to achieve operational excellence.

Your can download our Tier Standard: Operational Sustainability specification document for free to learn the fundamentals of data center operational excellence, join our Accredited Operations Specialist training program to become accredited in data center operations or hire our consultants to assess your existing operations program or certify your facility to our Tier Certified Operational Sustainability standard.

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How to Pursue Data Center Operational Excellence

Read the Tier Standard: Operational Sustainability Specification

Our Tier Standard: Operational Sustainability specification was first published in 2010 and has become the basis for how data center facility management and operations teams evaluate and assess their processes and procedures around running a world class data center.

The Tier Classifications were created to consistently describe the site-level infrastructure required to sustain data center operations and the Operational Sustainability specification outlines the operations programs and practices themselves.

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Earn your Credential as an Operations Expert

Over 1,500 data center managers and operations personnel have graduated from our Accredited Tier Specialist (ATS) and Accredited Operations Specialist (AOS) programs.  

Depending on your career path toward data center management (ATS) or data center operations (AOS), graduates take a 3-day course and pass a rigorous exam to earn their professional designation.

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Hire Our Team to Assess Your Operations Program

Regardless of the engineering design, system technologies, and infrastructure that are in place at a facility, the most common cause of unplanned downtime is human error.  

Our operational excellence assessment programs incorporate the learnings of over 20 years of site visits at critical facilities around the world into best practices to help data center owners and operators introduce consistency, transparency and industry best practices into their data center management and operations processes.

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