EPI AWARDS RACKS CENTRAL THE ANSI/TIA-942 RATED-3 CERTIFICATION OF CONFORMANCE
The Site Certificate means that Racks Central’s data centre is concurrently maintainable ensuring that the data centre can undergo any form of planned maintenance without the need to shut down any IT load providing the ability to deliver 24x7 IT services and facilities for its customers. This is a follow up for the design certification that was awarded earlier in the year.
According to Bobby Wee, CEO of Racks Central, “We chose the ANSI/TIA-942 as it is a superior and widely adopted standard. The ANSI/TIA-942 standard certifies us not only on electrical and mechanical but also architecture, telecommunications, site location, safety, physical security and efficiency. The complete scope of the ANSI/TIA-942 provides utmost assurance to our customers, unlike other standards/guidelines where the scope is limited to a few areas only. We also made sure we chose a reputable auditor with the experience, competence and a high level of professionalism because it adds great value to our certificate. EPI fits the bill perfectly.”
According to Edward van Leent, Chairman and CEO of the EPI Group of Companies, “We applaud Racks Central for choosing the ANSI/TIA-942 standard and join the ever-growing pool of data centres certified for conformity to this great standard. With over 30 years of experience in the global data centre industry, we at EPI have seen many data centres which are certified on other data centre standards/guidelines of limited scope. We discovered that many of those data centres have severe flaws in their constructed facilities which pose a huge risk for downtime, security and safety. We are very pleased to see serious data centres such as Racks Central to take the right steps by certifying first the design and then add additional proof by undergoing the constructed facilities audit. We always strongly urge customers who are outsourcing their data centre to do their research, or attend a workshop to fully understand the various data centre standards/guidelines and get the true facts, and not based their decision on hearsay or what the salesperson says, otherwise, you are putting your business at risk.”