SUPERNAP Italia Becomes The Only Operational Data Center In Italy To Earn ANSI/TIA-942 Rated 4 (Tier 4) Certification From EPI For Its First Complete Facility, “Mod 1”

Milan, 14 September 2020 - SUPERNAP Italia, the most advanced data center in Southern Europe, has achieved the ANSI/TIA-942 Rated 4 (formerly known as Tier 4) Design certification also for the second Data Hall of the first module of the data center, becoming the first operational data center in Italy to do so. It will soon also be awarded the Rated 4 Facility certification, confirming the high standards offered by the Switch-patented technology used in SUPERNAP Italia data centers.

The second Data Hall completes the first module of the data center, increasing the space dedicated to customers to accommodate another 1,000 racks, each able to power up to 40 kW. With  more than 60% already sold, the second Data Hall is now operational to host the infrastructure of both new customers (cloud providers, system integrators or enterprises) and existing customers in the first Data Hall who have decided to expand.

The Rated 4 certification is administered by EPI. EPI is the first and currently the only Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) accredited by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) that develops industry standards for a wide range of communication technologies. Among them is ANSI/TIA-942, the world’s most complete and followed data center facility design standard. ANSI/TIA-942 addresses not only electrical and mechanical systems but also includes telecom and network architecture, electrical design, system redundancy, risk management, environmental control, energy savings, site location, architecture, fire safety, physical security and more. The standard offers full transparency, allowing the public to access and review design requirements and audit criteria. It is also the only data center facilities standard with an official accreditation scheme to ensure audit and certificate quality.

"Being currently the only ANSI/TIA-942 CAB in the world is a recognition of EPI having both in-depth expertise on the ANSI/TIA-942 standard and high quality audit and certification services," explains Edward Van Leent, CEO of EPI. “We have worked diligently with the SUPERNAP Italia team over the past few months and we remain impressed by their attention to detail and precision in design, construction and operations. It is with great pleasure that we award the ANSI/TIA-942 certification to SUPERNAP and we look forward to certifying their future facilities."

"We are undoubtedly satisfied to be the first operational data center in Italy to have earned Rated 4 certification also of the second Data Hall,” confirmed Sherif Rizkalla, CEO of SUPERNAP Italia, “which will allow us to offer our numerous customers the opportunity to be present with their data and servers in our technological spaces, in complete safety, in a totally unique environment, with 24x7 control and monitoring, confirmed by the industry’s most important data center certification body." Rizkalla continued, "In SUPERNAP Italia there are companies and system integrators of all sizes and the goal is to grow further, both in size and in number of customers. Our Siziano campus measures about 100,000 square meters, so there is ample room for growth."

The ANSI/TIA 942 Rated 4 certification of the second Data Hall joins those already obtained for SUPERNAP’s first Data Hall relative to fault tolerance, environmental management, information security management system, health and safety management, and energy management of ISO, the international organization for standardization.

About SUPERNAP Italia

SUPERNAP Italia is the most advanced data center in Southern Europe. It was designed and built, just as other SUPERNAP International data centers, according to the advanced standards of the Switch Las Vegas data centers. SUPERNAP Italia is a 42,000-square-meter data center built on a 100,000-square-meter campus, located in Siziano (PV), just outside Milan. This strategic position allows SUPERNAP Italia to take advantage of the area's excellent telecommunication and power infrastructures. Thanks to its exclusive use of more than 500 Switch-patented technologies, it guarantees customers a unique environment to host their infrastructure safely and efficiently. The structure is accessible to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and includes various services, from conference rooms to 24×7 monitoring of all systems, with all staff directly employed (not outsourced). SUPERNAP also guarantees 100% uptime and has been certified ANSI/TIA-942 Rated 4. Visit supernap.it to learn more.


About EPI

EPI is a global data centre expert company of European-origin, with over 33 years of experience operating worldwide 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 includes accredited data centre and IT training, audit and certification, and the DCOS® - Data Centre Operations Standard.

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, EPI has released many world’s first innovations including the DCOS® (Data Centre Operations Standard®), Data Centre Framework®, DCCF® (Data Centre Competence Framework®), Data Centre and IT Career Planning Tools, and Data Centre and IT Training Frameworks. 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). More information at www.epi-ap.com.

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