Forsythe, one of the largest independent systems integrators in North America, founded in 1971, has announced that Uptime Institute awarded Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility to the new Forsythe Data Centers 221,000-square-foot colocation facility in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
The colocation facility – a new subsidiary called Forsythe Data Centers, Inc. – was designed to comply with U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification standards for data centers. The new integrated technology center will help Forsythe clients plan, procure, build, test, migrate, house, and manage their IT environments in one location.
Uptime Institute is an unbiased, global advisory firm focused on improving the performance, efficiency and reliability of business critical infrastructure through independent certifications. The new Forsythe Data Centers colocation facility is now open for business and housing its first clients.
“Our Tier III certification is an industry-best-practice, third-party validation of Forsythe Data Centers’ redundancy and maintainability,” said Steve Harris, Forsythe’s vice president of data center development. “Our clients rely on their data center facilities to run their business. They require maximum uptime and availability for their systems.”
Forsythe’s “Retail+ private data center suites” offer a one-stop shop for IT infrastructure and data center needs, with both remote and on-site support for strategy and migration, as well as managed hosting, managed security services, fully managed services, private cloud solutions, business continuity and disaster recovery services, and more. The suites range in size from 300 to 4,000 square feet, with 200 to 300 Watts per square foot of power density.