Singapore (4 Apr 2018) – Business information provider IHS Markit and EPI, a global data centre specialist company, have signed an agreement to distribute the DCOS® on the IHS Markit Standards Store. The DCOS® is the world’s first, and so far only, complete Data Centre Operations Standard covering all the 11 disciplines required to run a mission critical, high-availability data centre.
“IHS Markit is the world’s largest distributor of technical standards and is widely known in the data centre industry for providing standards related to data centre facilities. What the industry has been missing is a single standard that covers governance, operations and maintenance of data centres,” said Sheri Rhodine, the company’s Vice President – Strategic Marketing.
“We are pleased to partner with EPI in adding the DCOS® via annual subscription to our Engineering Workbench platform or for one-time purchase via the IHS Markit Standards Store,” Rhodine said. “By adding the only complete data centre operations standard to our portfolio, we expect to raise the benchmark for excellence in data centre operations around the world.”
According to Edward van Leent, Chairman and CEO of the EPI Group of Companies, “Many data centre operators focus only on certifying their facilities, which is great, however, without certification on the operational processes, they still run a risk of gaps in the operations which could seriously impact their ability to deliver the service level promised to their customers, and put the customers’ data and business at uncalculated risk. The DCOS® provides organizations with a structured and progressive approach to improve data centre operations management. The DCOS® also allows for audit and certification of the data centre operational maturity based on globally recognized and applied maturity principles on a scale of 1 to 5. Data centre owners/operators and customers alike, now have a complete, transparent and auditable standard they can use to secure concrete evidence of their data centres’ service levels. We are very excited with the partnership with IHS Markit and delivering a long-awaited solution to the industry.”
The DCOS® is available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. For more information, visit IHS Markit Standards Store - https://global.ihs.com/.
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EPI is a European-origin, global data centre specialist company with 30 years of experience, operating world-wide in over 60 countries and 130 cities through direct operations and a large partner network. EPI offers an extensive range of data centre expert services which include accredited data centre and IT training, audit and certification, and the DCOS® - Data Centre Operations Standard.
EPI is the world’s largest provider of accredited data centre training and ANSI/TIA-942 conformity audit and certification services. EPI is a registered Certification Body (CB).
EPI’s reputation has been built on delivering high quality technical expertise with a continuous drive for excellence and innovation. Always on the leading edge in its areas of expertise, EPI has released many world’s first innovations including the DCOS® - Data Centre Operations Standard®, Data Centre Framework®, DCCF® - Data Centre Competence Framework®, DCPT© - Data Centre Career Planning Tool, Data Centre Training Framework®, and the EPI IT Training Framework®.
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