Singapore (12 Oct 2016) – YourDC Pty Ltd, Adelaide’s most committed and up-to-date private data centre provider offering state-of-the-art services to Corporate and Government clients has been awarded the ANSI/TIA-942 Rated-3 Certification. This is the first ANSI/TIA-942 Certificate issued in Australia. YourDC has received the ANSI/TIA-942 Rated-3 Certification providing independent validation of YourDC’s data centre facilities quality to its customers for which YourDC is already well known for.
This assessment was carried out by Enterprise Product Integration Pvt. Ltd (EPI), a global company offering an extensive range of data center infrastructure services including data center consultancy, audit, certification and training. ANSI/TIA-942:2014 is a quality standard for data centers that represents worldwide consensus from industry leaders on data center design and build. TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry.
Greg Siegele, Founder and Executive Director of YourDC said, “At YourDC, we have always invested in quality to ensure that our customers are able to enjoy a high level of availability and reliability. Our facilities are designed for Rated-4 and built for Rated-3 giving us the flexibility to upgrade to Rated-4 whenever our customers would require this for their business. This certification will provide further support towards strengthening our foothold in the government and enterprise data services marketplace.”
“We looked at the two well-known certifications being Uptime Tier and ANSI/TIA-942 Rating. It very quickly became clear that ANSI/TIA-942 is the only true standard issued by a non-profit, standard issuing organisation providing full transparency to our users on what we have done to protect their business. ANSI/TIA-942 is the only standard that covers all aspects including site location, architecture, electrical, mechanical, telecommunication, safety and security which is ensures that all critical aspects of the data centre facilities are reviewed in detail during the audit” continued Siegele.
Edward van Leent, Chairman & CEO for the EPI Group of Companies, said, “We are very pleased with YourDC’s choice for having EPI to audit their brand new data centre. Our auditors have audited YourDC’s design and physical implementation of the data center against over 2600 controls and design aspects aimed at providing a robust data center facility to its customers. We are extremely impressed with the commitment YourDC has given to quality, flexibility and reliability concepts of their data centre which has now been certified by EPI for Rated-3 (f.k.a. Tier-3 in previous versions of the TIA-942). A Rated-3 data centre is a concurrently maintainable data centre providing its customers the facilities to run their business on a 24x7 basis.”
“We see a very strong uptake in ANSI/TIA-942 certification requests and being the largest data centre audit company in the world we are lucky to be trusted by many customers to conduct these audits,” continued van Leent.
Founded by technology entrepreneurs Scott Hicks and Greg Siegele and backed by a consortium of South Australian investors, YourDC launched its $30 million, 6,500 sqm facility at Edinburgh Parks in May this year.
The Edinburgh Parks site is supported by a second YourDC facility located south of Adelaide, which together with the client’s infrastructure, forms a three-way data management solution offering geographic diversity and data protection backed by the highest levels of Defence-grade security, disaster recovery and connectivity.
About Enterprise Product Integration (EPI)
EPI, with its corporate headquarters in Singapore, is a European origin company operating world-wide via direct operations and a large partner network. EPI's focus is on mission critical, high-availability environments. EPI gained an international reputation as a company offering an extensive range of data center infrastructure services including data center consultancy, audit, certification and training. The Company has developed a reputation for high quality technical expertise, flexibility, innovative techniques, personal service and a powerful combination of capabilities and technologies. Visit www.epi-ap.com for more details.
About ANSI/TIA-942:2014 Certification:
ANSI/TIA-942:2014 is a quality standard for data centers that represents worldwide consensus from industry leaders on data center design and build. TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. TIA is accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) as a "Standards Developing Organisation” (SDO). The ANSI/TIA-942:2014 Rated 3 Certification confirms the Concurrent Maintainable Data Center design to the requirements of the standard involving over 2,600 criteria encompassing Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical, Telecommunication, Security and Safety.