HostDime has officially earned the Tier III Design Certification from the Uptime Institute for their 20,000 square foot data center in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. The announcement follows the news of HostDime breaking ground on an Uptime Institute certified Tier IV data center in Colombia earlier this year.
Uptime Institute’s standards are recognized worldwide for data center availability, reliability, and overall efficiencies. They are more or less the industry standard for design and construction excellence.
HostDime Brazil’s vertical facility has the great distinction of being the first Tier III data center in the entire state of Paraíba. It is the first state between Sergipe and Rio Grande do Norte to meet these international standards. The data center facility was inaugurated in 2017 and underwent a rigorous process to achieve this design certification. HostDime’s in-house engineers acted as the sole developer and design engineer for the facility.
“The certification obtained by HostDime Brazil confirms compliance with our internationally recognized standards,” said Mozart Mello, CEO of Uptime Institute Brazil. “The entire process was followed from beginning to end by a team of national and international engineers who oversaw every detail of the design of the project.”
Tier III Data Centers
Facilities must pass strict design requirements covering mechanical, electrical, structural, and site elements. Tier III data centers must have a maximum downtime of 1.6 hours per year and 240 uninterrupted hours of activity in case of a power outage. Uptime Institute certified facilities signal to investors, customers, and the marketplace that the infrastructure will have 24/7 availability.
Globally localized edge data centers like HostDime’s Brazil data center can be ideal for national and international enterprises looking to place their mission-critical workloads and data closer to the end users in Brazil, the largest country in Latin America. With a population of nearly 220 million, having data locally in Brazil to serve these users can be vital.
Cloud Edge Adoption
Since construction completed in 2017, the data center has operated with a standard Tier III structure proven by independent audits. The official Uptime Institute certification shows a continuous search for excellence in HostDime’s operations.
“Proving excellence in our infrastructure paves the way for Brazil’s much needed data center ecosystem,” said Filipe Mendes, CEO of HostDime Brazil. “It also strengthens the global character that HostDime has; to offer the high availability of a certified data center confirms we are part of this new cloud edge adoption here in Brazil.”
HostDime Brazil also boasts other certifications, like ISO 27001, which ensures a high quality in Information Security management, and ISO 20000, that validates the management of quality of IT services, and SOC 2 Type 2, which confirms the security and high availability of customer data.
HostDime has designed purpose-built and privately-owned data centers in Florida, USA as well as Mexico, Colombia and Brazil, and operates data centers in partner facilities in Hong Kong, India, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. The company currently counts over 350 employees globally.