NNIT’s Data Centers are all Uptime Institute Tier 3 certified which makes us among the absolute best in class when it comes to our Data Center Services.
The Uptime Institute (UTI) Tier Standard is a globally recognized standard for Data Center reliability and performance. NNIT Data Centers are UTI Tier 3 Gold Level certified, i.e. living up to UTI’s Tier 3 standards at the highest level.
Being UTI Tier 3 gold certified brings NNIT Data Centers into the absolute global elite among Tier 3 Data Centers. The tier certification comprises 3 levels of testing: Design, Construction and Operations. Each level requires having passed the previous level and having a UTI Tier 3 gold certification consequently means that NNIT has passed all three levels of verification/testing:
The first step in the certification program is the Design certification (TCDD): Here the Data Center Design is reviewed by UTI. If awarded the Tier Certification of Design Documents, the Data Center can proceed to the next level, i.e. the Tier Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF).
The TCCF implies a live testing of the Data Center Design. In the TCCF, the Data Center redundancy setup is tested to its design-maximum capacity in order to prove that the design is resilient and delivers on its promises. The TCCF is the foundation for being allowed to take the final step, the Tier Certification of Operational Sustainability (TCOS).
To pass this final test level, the Data Center Management and Operational Processes need to successfully address every aspect of sustainable Data Center Operations. This is not only to be described and documented but is also to be demonstrated as implemented and verified during the certification. The TCOS is re-certified every 3 years.
With the complete UTI Tier 3 Gold Certification NNIT Data Centers are proven to be designed, tested, operated and managed to the highest level possible.