NEXTDC takes B2 data centre to the next tier

NEXTDC takes B2 data centre to the next tier

NEXTDC tagged as Australia’s first Tier IV-Certified Constructed Facility recipient

NEXTDC CEO, Craig Scroggie

NEXTDC CEO, Craig Scroggie

NEXTDC’s (ASX:NXT) Brisbane data centre facility B2 has just received Tier IV Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute.

The data centre provider is the first in Australia to receive the TCCF and also the first Asia-Pacific colocation data centre.

The US-headquartered Uptime Institute created the standard Tier Classification System to evaluate data centre infrastructure in terms of a business’ requirements for system availability. 

The Tier Classification System provides the data centre industry with a “consistent method to compare typically unique, customised facilities based on expected site infrastructure performance, or uptime”, according to the institute.

According to NEXTDC, the certification means that B2 facility has undergone rigorous on-site audit and testing by Uptime Institute to confirm its ability to withstand individual equipment failures or distribution path interruptions and maintain IT operations.

In April 2017, NEXTDC’s B2 Brisbane data centre was awarded Tier IV Certification for Design Documents (TCDD), the precursor certification for TCCF.

“Enhancing the strategies used in their Tier III data centres, in B2, NEXTDC has achieved Australia’s first Uptime Institute Tier IV Constructed Facility Certification and globally, the first Tier Certified data centre with a Fault Tolerant N+1 redundant IP-DRUPS electrical system,”  Uptime Institute managing director for South Asia, John Duffin, said.

NEXTDC also holds Uptime Institute’s Tier III Standard for concurrent maintainability on P1, M1 and S1 data centres.

“Our new Uptime Institute Tier IV Certification for Fault Tolerance and Tier III Gold Certification in Operational Sustainability represents the highest level of operational excellence and assurance for our customers and reflects the continued thought leadership and technical innovation that is driving NEXTDC’s success,” NEXTDC CEO, Craig Scroggie, said.

The data centre operator has been trying to buy back ownership of Asia Pacific Data Centre Group (ASX:AJD), who owns the property and buildings in which NEXTDC's data centres are located

In end August, NEXTDC posted a $23 million net profit after tax (NPAT) for the year ending June 2017, a significant change from FY16 $1.8 million NPAT, representing a boost of $21.2 million.

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