The Accredited Tier Designer (ATD) is a technically focused curriculum for the further education of the individuals responsible for data center design. ATD will provide design professionals with the technical Tier clarity to respond to their clients’ Tier mandates and reduce lost efforts in doing so.
Accredited Tier Specialist (ATS) is a curriculum and professional designation for the benefit of the individuals directly responsible for data center uptime and the experts that support them.
Uptime Institute’s Data Center Risk Assessment (DCRA) is a comprehensive review that examines both existing critical facility infrastructure and operations. It provides a thorough, unbiased assessment of a site, including achievements, risks, and determination of the ‘most likely’ Tier rating. The review includes recommendations for mitigation and remediation of any gaps in order to align the site’s infrastructure and operation with the business requirements.
The Uptime Institute Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval validates the critical facilities management and operations practices of an existing data center.
Uptime Institute is the only organization worldwide that Certifies data center designs, facilities, and operations to the Tier Classification System (I-IV) and Operational Sustainability criteria. Tier Certification is an unbiased, third-party validation of the Tier level that benefits both enterprise and third-party data centers. Tier Certifications have been awarded worldwide to corporations across all industries, governments, and universities.
Uptime Institute’s Facility Management and Operations (FMO) methodology helps data centers develop, implement, and sustain operating strategies and practices that ensure maximum uptime, optimize performance, and reduce risk and cost.
Uptime Institute FORCSS is an original system to capture, compare, and prioritize the various impacts to the many IT deployment alternatives.
Accredited Operations Specialist (AOS) is a curriculum and professional designation for the benefit of critical facility operators directly responsible for data center uptime and the experts that support them.
Uptime Institute and the company’s Tier Standard has become the de facto standard for data center reliability, sustainability and efficiency, and the IT industry’s most trusted global standard for the design, build and operation of data centers. For over 25 years, Uptime has established industry-leading benchmarks for data center performance, resilience, sustainability and efficiency.
Companies worldwide need to be able to trust that this critical digital infrastructure will be available, no matter what else is occurring, as it forms the very basis for their existence. And in the case of unforeseen incidents, is able to quickly recover and restore normal
Uptime Institute offers training curricula specifically for data center professionals,
based on its own globally recognized Tier Classification System. These accredited
courses equip graduates to design, manage, and operate data centers to achieve
business objectives for performance, reliability, and availability.
Recognizing the growing regulatory requirement and the adoption of more complex hybrid IT infrastructures by the FSI community, Uptime Institute has introduced the SCIRA-FSI program to help financial organizations assess the operational resilience of their critical infrastructure across enterprise-owned data centers, multi-tenant data center service providers, cloud, IT, and managed service providers.
Uptime Institute's Digital Resiliency Assessment provides IT executives and staff with a thorough evaluation of risks, as well as the expected performance of critical services that span data centers, colocation facilities and the cloud. Our digital resiliency assessment can offer valuable insights into the overall performance of a complex system.
Uptime Institute's Sustainability Strategy Gap Analysis was developed to review and compare an organizations’ current sustainability data, metrics, and goals against Uptime’s recommended best practices.
The Accredited Operations Professional (AOP) course provides advanced instruction on the Tier Standard: Operational Sustainability and its application to facility management - especially those looking to meet complex business availability objectives.
Our Accredited Sustainability Advisor (ASA) course delivers the fundamental knowledge of sustainability concepts, industry trends, and regulations as well as the practical application of skills you need to develop and implement a comprehensive world-class data center sustainability program.
The Accredited Tier Professional course teaches advanced analysis, problem-solving, and design principles. These teachings equip you with the advanced knowledge of Uptime Institute Tier Standards, providing detailed approaches to enable fast-tracked achievement of Uptime Design and Facility Certifications.
Uptime Institute's Building Characteristics Assessment uniquely works with your team to review the architecture and structural features of your facility. This assessment builds on the characteristics included in Uptime Institute's Tier Standard, with a major expansion of focus on the architectural and structural data center features. This focus allows for a more in-depth and detailed review of criteria on critical support space allocation, code compliance and more.
Uptime Institute’s Facility Security Assessment provides peace of mind, making sure that the data center is physically secure in all building aspects. This assessment builds on the physical security component in the M&O Stamp of Approval and the Tier Certification of Operational Sustainability in greater detail with a specific focus on the physical security of the building to identify and mitigate risk.
Uptime Membership is the premier community of professionals responsible for the development, management and operation of data center infrastructure and systems.
Uptime Institute’s Tier Gap Analysis is a comprehensive single review of design documents that identifies any gaps that exist that would prevent a data center from delivering the levels of performance as defined by the Tier Standard of Topology. This analysis applies the performance principles and metrics found in the Tier Standard of Topology to existing data centers or under construction data center projects.
Uptime Institute's Tier-Ready Program is a manufacturer's program to assure Prefabricated Modular (PFM) solutions conform to the design principles included in Uptime's Tier Standard.