A Holistic Approach to Reducing Cost
and Resource Consumption

Too many executives are focused on improving
against a metric that will not provide significant cost
savings or energy efficiency gains. In this article,
Uptime Institute provides an approach to IT efficiency
that can drive significant savings.

Explaining Uptime Institute’s
Tier Classification System

This article explains what the Tiers look like today,
illustrates how Tier Certification works, list some
companies that have invested in Tier Certification,
and offers Uptime Institute’s vision for the future.

Avoid Target Fixation in the Data Center

Kaiser Permanente shares best practices in airflow
management, lessons learned across six data centers.
Kaiser reduced maintenance costs and increased
energy efficiency by shifting its thinking about
data center cooling.

How FORCSS Works: Case Study 1

Uptime Institute FORCSS is a means to capture, compare,
prioritize, and communicate the benefits, costs, and impacts
of multiple IT deployment alternatives. In this initial case
study, a global financial firm weighs its options for expansion
between renovating an existing site, new construction
and colocation.


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About the Journal

The Uptime Institute Journal was founded in 2013 to promote thought leadership, innovation, and proven methodologies of various disciplines and professions within the global data center industry. Its mission is also to showcase world-class projects, recognize individual- or team-level accomplishments, and further the industry at large. This publication is committed to senior-level, peer-to-peer knowledge transfer—expertise provided by the individuals responsible for development, execution, or oversight of major data center initiatives.

The Uptime Institute Journal will aggregate experience and perspective from Accredited Tier Designers (ATDs), Accredited Tier Specialists (ATSs), Network Members from all four regions (North America, EMEA, Latin America, Asia-Pacific), and Tier Certification awardees, as well as Uptime Institute’s technical staff, with field experience in dozens of countries.

Additionally, we are working to bring you information that is relevant to you and your role: Executive, Operations, Design. With the eJournal you will be able to quickly filter the content based on your preferences. You will also be able to enjoy the content the way you prefer – online, or as an app on your favorite Android or iOS device.

INSIGHTS is dedicated to bringing you relevant and timely information concerning the data center industry. Content will include thought leadership from the Uptime Institute and the 451 family of companies as it pertains to the global data center industry.

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