SGS & EPI Announce Strategic Partnership for DCOS® and ANSI/TIA-942 Data Centre Audit and Certification Services

Taipei (29 Oct 2018) – SGS and EPI have signed a strategic partnership covering China, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan.  SGS will promote and deliver the DCOS® (Data Centre Operations Standard) and ANSI/TIA-942 audit and certification services in China, including Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan area. 

The data centre market in Asia is growing at a rapid pace.  Various research reports are projecting that the global data centre market will have an average CAGR of 11% with the Asia market being one of the fastest growing market. The requirement for globally recognised data centre certifications are growing in tandem to provide assurance and transparency to customers on the standard and quality of service the data centres are providing.

ANSI/TIA-942 is the most popular standard in the world for data centre facility build and DCOS® is the only complete standard covering all areas for a fully managed data centre covering governance, operations and maintenance.

According to David Huang, Director Certification & Business Enhancement, Taiwan & East Asia Region of SGS, “We are very pleased to partner with EPI.  EPI has a stellar reputation for providing world class services and are well renown as experts on data centre audit and certification.  The partnership between EPI and SGS brings together the key strengths of two top-notch global organisations which combined form an unparalleled service offering to the data centre industry.”

According to Edward van Leent, Chairman & CEO of EPI Group of Companies, “We are very excited to work with SGS.  SGS holds the top 1 and 2 spots for the largest audit and certification body in these countries.  They will be able to provide the support needed for the fast-growing North Asia data centre market to meet world-class quality benchmarks with audits and certifications on DCOS® and ANSI/TIA-942 standards.”


About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2000 offices and laboratories around the world.

Visit www.sgs.com for details.


About EPI

EPI is a global data centre specialist company with 9 offices worldwide.  Of European-origin, EPI has over 30 years of experience, operating 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®.

Visit www.epi-ap.com for details.


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