An in-depth review of tier classifications supported by facts, figures and a body of extensive research. Designed to help data centre owners and operators understand the necessary requirements of each tier, and the factors that govern the different levels of classification.
Underpinned by research from The Uptime Institute, which has sponsored practical studies for over 20 years. The White Paper includes a classification system with four levels of availability, starting with the basic Tier I right up to the ultra-available Tier IV. These benchmark standards help IT managers classify their data centre into the correct tier.
A simple calculation is also provided to show how a higher percentage availability can be achieved, right up to ‘five-nines’. The reliable cost index helps business owners calculate the typical expenditure of each tier.
Full of factual information, practical tips and a dependable classification system, this is an essential document for any data centre operator striving for an optimum IT environment with minimal downtime.