Tier Certification

TIER-Ready for Prefabricated and Modular Data Centers

Uptime Institute has certified over 1000 leading data center facilities worldwide for design, construction, management, and operations - serving as our client's trusted partner in ensuring their facilities and operations meet key business objectives.  The TIER-Ready design review program enables customers who are pushing computing to the edge with modular data centers to enjoy the same level of reliability and resiliency that they have in their larger data centers.

"Prefabricated and Modular data centers have been on a growth trajectory for the past several years as organizations strive to bring business services closer to their constituents. As distributed technologies such as IoT and Edge-computing become commonplace, these services must be delivered without incurring the traditional risk associated with remote infrastructures. The TIER-Ready program simplifies and speeds up the certification process, while reducing costs for both the manufacturer and the end-user."

Lee Kirby, President
Uptime Institute
 

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Choosing TIER-Ready Hardware For Your Next Modular Deployment
The Uptime Institute Tier Standard is the industry de facto standard for data center reliability and resiliency, and assures customers that TIER certified data centers will perform in a definable and predictable fashion under a wide-range of operating conditions, including complete utility power failure. The TIER-Ready program enables the same strategic results at the Prefabricated and Modular level.
Reduce Risk

Lowers project risk by pre-validating designs for TIER compliance at the manufacturer level.

Save Time

Reduces end-user's Tier Certification time by 65% due to the design being pre-validated by the manufacturer.

Lower Cost

Decreases end-user's Tier Certification costs considerably due to decrease in scope of certfication engagement.

TIER-Ready Program Partners

TIER-Ready solutions are available now from a wide variety of manufacturers, including Schneider Electric, Compass Datacenters and Huawei with many other manufacturers in the pipeline for design review, available soon.

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"The TIER-Ready award makes sense for Compass Datacenters as it helps to assure the resiliency and mission critical suitability for each 1.2MW block that we provide to our customers, with important third-party validation through Uptime Institute"

Chris Crosby, Founder & CEO
Compass Datacenters
 

"Modular data center solutions for remote and distributed infrastructure are an essential component of delivering modern applications. Uptime Institute's TIER-Ready program provides customers with a streamlined process to benchmark and validate the resiliency of their architecture and allows an industry standard certification for modular deployments."

Kevin Brown, CTO & SVP of Innovation
Schneider Electric

"We have been partnering with Uptime Institute for many years to enable our customers to have Tier-Certified data centers that simply do not fail, under a wide range of operating conditions. The TIER-Ready program allows our customers to more efficiently certify data centers using our pre-fabricated and modular products."

Bob He, GM, Datacenter Facility Business
Huawei