Comparison Table of Data Centre Operations And Maintenance Standards


What are the data centre operations standards out there and how do we compare them?  
The table below provides a quick comparison of the standards and guidelines which can be considered for data centre operations and maintenance processes.

 

ISO

DCOS

M&O Stamp of Approval

TIMS

Owner

ISO

EPI

Uptime Institute

Schneider Electric

Development process

ISO

ANSI/ISO

Proprietary

Proprietary

Criteria availability

Full details in downloadable standard

Full details in downloadable standard

Partial checklist and whitepaper

Partial checklist and whitepaper

Integrated document covering processes under scope

No

Yes

Yes but not covering all processes

Yes but not covering all processes

Main objective

General processes

Data Centre operations and maintenance

Data centre operations and maintenance

Data Centre operations and maintenance

Conformity levels

Pass/Fail

1-5

Pass/Fail (80 out of 100 points),

1-4

Conformity baseline

Shall/Should

ISO process maturity

Proprietary rating

Proprietary rating

Partial scope audit/certification

No

Yes

No

No

Certified data centres

Yes for individual standards

Yes

Yes

n/a

Auditors

Multiple organisations

Multiple organisations

Uptime Institute

n/a

 

 

 
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