Posted by mstansberry | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 31-05-2012
Primus Business Services, a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., today announced it has been awarded Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification for Design Documents for the first phase of the company’s GTA Data Centre located in Markham. This facility will be the only multi-tenant data center in Canada to achieve the rare Tier III Certification for both design and construction from the Uptime Institute when it opens in July 2012.
“The fundamental concept of Tier III is Concurrent Maintainability, and the benefit is that the Data Center will never be shut down to maintain or replace the heating and cooling equipment. Since the need for planned facility shutdowns is eliminated, Primus’ new facility will offer best-in-class Data Center services in Canada,” said Vince Renaud, Senior Tier Certification Authority, Uptime Institute. “Once the construction is completed and verified by Uptime Institute, Primus will be the first and only full Tier III Certified commercial data center in Canada.”
The value of Tier III Certification to Canadian businesses and organizations is significant as it presents to IT decision makers an unbiased validation that saves time and eliminates guesswork. Primus has engaged the Uptime Institute to validate both the engineering and construction of the data center. Without this rigorous Certification, customers must source their own expensive or time-consuming audits, or place faith in unsubstantiated marketing claims.
“This is truly a significant achievement in data centre design, construction and operations, and a significant milestone in the Canadian Data Centre industry,” said AJ Byers, Executive Vice President of Primus Business Services. “With Tier III Certification supplemented by PCI and SSAE industry auditing standards, the new GTA Data Centre will have the highest degree of independent validation in the country, giving customers unprecedented assurances of service reliability.”
“We are extremely pleased to be working with Uptime Institute to open Canada’s only Certified Tier III design and construction facility. The attainment of these exclusive Certifications demonstrates that we are providing the level of transparency and validation businesses expect from a strategic partner,” added Byers.