TIA-942 Rating Service
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The TIA-942 Certification Program enables data centers to be reviewed and certified for conformity to the requirements of the globally-recognized ANSI/TIA-942 standard, providing greater assurance to customers and stakeholders.
TIA rating program offers data center owners the following advantages
Complete infrastructure rating
Practical and Incremental Approach
Balance between risk and investment
All potential risks are evaluated
Continuous surveillance during the 3-year validity
Assurance to customers on the reliability
Review and certification of the design for compliance to TIA942 standard for the respective rating
Review and certification of the Implemented facility for compliance to TIA942 standard for the respective rating
Review and certification of a product for compliance to TIA942 standard for the respective rating
Rated 1: Basic
A data center which has single capacity components and a single, non-redundant distribution path serving the computer equipment. It has limited protection against physical events.
Rated 2: Redundant Components
A data center which has redundant capacity components and a single, non-redundant distribution path serving the computer equipment. It has improved protection against physical events.
Rated 3: Concurrent Maintenance
A data center which has redundant capacity components and multiple independent distribution paths serving the computer equipment. The site is concurrently maintainable which means that every capacity component, including elements which are part of the distribution path, can be removed/replaced/serviced on a planned basis without disrupting the ICT capabilities to the end user. It has protection against most physical events.
Rated 4: Fault tolerant
A data center which has redundant capacity components and multiple independent distribution paths serving the computer equipment which all are active. The data center allows concurrent maintainability and one (1) fault anywhere in the installation without causing downtime. It has protection against almost all physical events.