The Uptime Institute recently introduced “Tier Standard: Operational Sustainability,” a new standard for data center owners, operators, and managers. This standard addresses a facility’s management behaviors and risks that affect long-term data center uptime by aligning the infrastructure’s capabilities, as defined by the tier classification system (I-IV), with its ongoing management.
The Operational Sustainability Standard, which works in tandem with the institute’s international tier classification system, is structured around the three most influential elements of a data center’s ongoing performance in the following prioritized order: management & operations, building characteristics, and site location.
Each of the three operational sustainability elements has multiple categories and components pertinent to a data center’s tier level (detailed tables are provided in “Tier Standard: Operational Sustainability”). Following are summaries of these elements:
“Tier Standard: Operational Sustainability” is a downloadable tool available to the industry at no charge.
Source:The Uptime Institute