Data Center Infrastructure

The Big Three

These standards will also vary based on the nature of the business and include guidelines associated with detailed operations and maintenance procedures for all of the equipment in the data center. The three major data center design and infrastructure standards developed for the industry are:

Uptime Institute

This standard develops a performance-based methodology for the data center during the design construction, and commissioning phases

ANSI/BICSI 002-2014

This standard covers the major aspects of planning, design, construction, and commissioning of the MEP building trades, as well as fire protection, IT, and maintenance.

TIA 942

This standard is more IT cable and network oriented and has various infrastructure redundancy and reliability concepts based on the Uptime Institute’s Tier Standard.

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