Data Exchange Network achieves Uptime certification

On course to achieve Tier-IV certification

Data centre builder and operator, Data Exchange Network has achieved Tier Ready III Certification for its modular data centre system by US-headquartered Uptime Institute.

The Tier Ready Certification covers facilities worldwide for design, construction, management and operations.

The accreditation means that it conforms to the same stringent criteria and standards as the traditional big-box colocation data centres in Australia.

Publicly-listed Data Exchange Network is also on course to achieve Tier-IV Tier Ready certification, making it the second operator in Australia and the fifth globally, to have achieve this certification level.

Data Exchange chief technical architect Justin Kellerman said it had been working with the Uptime Institute throughout its engineering process to ensure its designs would achieve Tier-III and Tier-IV Certification.

“We are delighted to have reached the first milestone of Tier-III and look forward to completing our Tier-IV certification," Kellerman said.

"The Uptime Institute Tier-Ready design achievement has validated our design approach and gives our clients absolute assurance of the quality of the infrastructure we engineer, build and operate."

Data Exchange builds-out colocation space through deploying capacity using multiple 1MW blocks of infrastructure that can be configured in modules that meet the principles outlined in Uptime Institute’s Tier III and Tier IV specification.

Clients can also customise power and cooling settings on a module-by-module basis.

“With our Tier-Ready Tier-III certified design complete, we are now in talks with a number of prospective customers to construct, deliver and support their cloud infrastructure which we hope will add significant volume to our manufacturing order book and grow the recurring revenue stream from our data centre-as-a-service product offering,” Data Exchange CEO Peter Christie said.

Uptime Institute introduced its Tier-Ready design review program in 2017 for edge and modular data centre manufacturers, enabling prefabricated data centre solutions to be designed specifically to meet the stringent requirements of the Tier Standard once deployed and subsequently certified.