First Prefabricated Modular Data Centre in Paraguay receives ANSI-TIA-942-B Certificate of Conformance Rating 2 from EPI

Asuncion, Paraguay (22 October 2018) – EPI awarded Paraguay Government entity’s modular data centre the world’s most recognized ANSI-TIA-942-B conformity certification for Rating 2. This is the first prefabricated modular data centre in Paraguay to receive the global distinction. This certification confirms that the installed prefabricated modular data centre has met the standard in electrical, mechanical and telecommunications.  The ANSI/TIA-942 is the most highly regarded international data centre standard because it is a complete data centre standard and it is publicly available allowing full transparency on the certification criteria.

Area Data Paraguay was appointed to coordinate the project and EPI to conduct the audit and certification.  EPI Certification is a Certification Body and globally renowned for its high quality service and professionalism.  They are also data centre experts and are the global leader for ANSI/TIA-942 audit and certifications. 

According to Gustavo Garcia Enrich, CEO, Area Data Paraguay “The customer is extremely pleased that the modular data centre installed in Asuncion, Paraguay has been awarded the ANSI/TIA-942-B Rated-2/Tier-2 conformity certification. It is their goal to have a data centre certification that is globally recognized to ensure the citizens are confident that the government is protecting the data of the country and the people.” 

Enrich continues, “Area Data Paraguay believes in raising the efficiency and effectiveness of all data centres in Paraguay and joining the ranks of world-class data centres. We have partnered with EPI Certification to bring the highest quality of data centre audit and certification services to Paraguay.”

“Market research has proven that infrastructure, including telecommunications, electrical and mechanical, is the basis for an effective and efficient data centre, which the government, Area Data and the end-user clearly understand,” said Joseba Calvo, Managing Partner, EPI LATAM.

“We are seeing a greater than anticipated uptake of ANSI/TIA-942-B,” said Edward van Leent, Chairman & CEO, EPI Group of Companies. “Recently, we have seen an increased demand from data centres requesting audits based on ANSI/TIA 942-B, as many indicated that there is now a single reference point covering all areas of the data centre infrastructure. ANSI-TIA 942-B is becoming a de-facto standard of data centre infrastructures globally.”



Area Data Paraguay is a world-class system integrator operating its business based on international standards and following best practices for mission critical sites.

Area Data is present in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, and Perú. Area Data offers a wide range of products, engineering services, and construction services for mission critical sites following international standards such as ISO IEC 27000, TIA-942, NFPA75, and more.  Area Data is the main installer for mission critical sites and modular data centres in Paraguay.


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EPI is a global data centre specialist company of European origin with 9 offices worldwide, and presence 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 a registered Certification Body (CB) and the world’s largest provider of accredited data centre training and ANSI/TIA-942 conformity audit and certification services.

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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