Singapore (28 Feb 2018) – Racks Central was awarded the ANSI/TIA-942 Rated-3 Design certificate for its data centre at Tai Seng Drive as its first step to full facilities certification. The Design Certificate means that Racks Central’s data centre has been designed to be concurrently maintainable ensuring that the data centre can undergo any form of planned maintenance without the need to shut down any IT load providing the ability to deliver 24x7 IT services for its customers. Racks Central will be undergoing the audit and certification on the Constructed Facilities and expected to complete the exercise in the next few months.
According to Bobby Wee, CEO of Racks Central, “We chose the ANSI/TIA-942 as it is a superior and widely adopted standard. The ANSI/TIA-942 standard certifies us not only on electrical and mechanical but also architecture, telecommunications, site location, safety, physical security and efficiency. The complete scope of the ANSI/TIA-942 provides utmost assurance to our customers, unlike other standards/guidelines where the scope is limited to a few areas only. We also made sure we chose a reputable auditor with the experience, competence and a high level of professionalism because it adds great value to our certificate. EPI fits the bill perfectly.”
According to Edward van Leent, Chairman and CEO of the EPI Group of Companies, “We applaud Racks Central for choosing the ANSI/TIA-942 standard and join the ever-growing pool of data centres certified for conformity to this great standard. With over 30 years of experience in the global data centre industry, we at EPI have seen many data centres which are certified on other data centre standards/guidelines of limited scope. We discovered that many of those data centres have severe flaws in their constructed facilities which pose a huge risk for downtime, security and safety. We are very pleased to see serious data centres such as Racks Central to take the right steps by certifying first the design and then add additional proof by undergoing the constructed facilities audit. We always strongly urge customers who are outsourcing their data centre to do their research, or attend a workshop to fully understand the various data centre standards/guidelines and get the true facts, and not based their decision on hearsay or what the salesperson says, otherwise, you are putting your business at risk.”
About Racks Central
Backed by strong equity partners and managed by a team of highly experienced professionals with deep industry knowledge, Racks Central aims to be the first-choice data center supplier for customers looking for enterprise and carrier grade data center solutions.
Located in the hub of Asia in Singapore, Racks Central operates a Tier-3/Rated-3 (ANSI/TIA-942-B) data center space for enterprise grade customers in Singapore and beyond. Our focus is to provide this world-class facility to clients for whom data integrity is essential and a highly secured facility to host their key assets is vital. Racks Central is well poised to satisfy the IT hosting, security and connectivity needs of enterprises, service providers and telecommunication carriers from all over the region.
Equipped with Dedicated Dark Fiber between Racks Central data center and key Carrier Aggregation Data Centers and Cable Landing Stations in Singapore, Racks Central is an ideal place to hosts customers applications and disaster recovery sites.
Whether customers are building their own data center or co-locating in our data center or setting up their backup/disaster recovery site, Racks Central’s dedicated team of professionals and consultants can help you to design and implement the right solutions that meet customers’ needs.
EPI is a European-origin, global data centre specialist company with 30 years of experience, operating world-wide in over 60 countries and 130 cities through direct operations and a large partner network. EPI offers an extensive range of data centre expert services which include accredited data centre and IT training, audit and certification, and the DCOS® - Data Centre Operations Standard.
EPI is the world’s largest provider of accredited data centre training and ANSI/TIA-942 conformity audit and certification services. EPI is a registered Certification Body (CB).
EPI’s reputation has been built on delivering high quality technical expertise with a continuous drive for excellence and innovation. Always on the leading edge in its areas of expertise, EPI has released many world’s first innovations including the DCOS® - Data Centre Operations Standard®, Data Centre Framework®, DCCF® - Data Centre Competence Framework®, DCPT© - Data Centre Career Planning Tool, Data Centre Training Framework®, and the EPI IT Training Framework®.
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