Compass Datacenters Now Part of Uptime Institute’s New ‘TIER-Ready’ Design Review Program

Compass Datacenters is among the first companies in the data center industry to become part of Uptime Institute’s new ‘TIER-Ready’ design review program. This program would enable colocation data center providers like Compass Datacenters to work with Uptime Institute to validate the specific designs of their pre-built data center solutions while ensuring Tier III reliability for edge computing infrastructure.

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“Compass has worked with Uptime Institute for many years to deliver the industry’s most resilient modular designs, and this new TIER-Ready program is a natural extension of the tier system that has been so important for ensuring that customers get what they have paid for in their data center,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters. “The TIER-Ready award makes sense for Compass Datacenters as it helps to assure the resiliency and mission critical suitability for each 1.2MW block that we provide to our customers in our mix-and-match configurations, with important third-party validation through Uptime Institute.”

Compass Datacenters was founded in 2011 with the goal of providing enterprises, cloud and service providers and hyperscale customers with solutions that would reflect a change from conventional alternatives like wholesale colocation or traditional construction build-to-suits. The Compass Datacenters team specializes in delivering build-to-order solutions and provisioning extra features and personalization options in every market regardless of size.

“Pre-Fabricated and Modular data centers have been on a growth trajectory for the past several years as organizations strive to bring business services closer to their constituents,” said Lee Kirby, President of Uptime Institute. ” As distributed technologies such as IoT and Edge computing become commonplace, these services must be delivered without incurring the traditional risk associated with remote infrastructures. The TIER-Ready program simplifies and speeds the certification process, while reducing costs for both the manufacturer and the end-user.”

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