DataBank Receives Uptime Institute Design Certification for Minnesota Data Center

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DataBank’s Eagan, MN data center has received Tier III design certification

DataBank's Tier III Design Certification

DataBank's Tier III Design Certification

Though many providers attribute a ‘Tier Certification’ level to their facility construction and infrastructure, there are relatively few who actually go through the extensive process to vet those claims are accurate.

DataBank, Ltd., a leading custom data center, managed services and cloud provider, announced today it has been awarded The Uptime Institute's Tier III Certification for their design documents of the company’s data center currently under construction in Eagan, MN. This certification offers area companies the assurance that DataBank’s data center will offer the highest-spec multi-tenant data center environment available in the region.

“With the dual-role this facility performs as both a top-tier data center and ‘Carrier-Hotel’ a tremendous amount of time and effort went into the design,” said Dan Allen, DataBank’s VP of Technical Operations who holds an Uptime Institute ‘Tier Certification Specialist’ accreditation. “We designed this facility from the ground-up using the latest technology to ensure it can deliver the highest levels of efficiency, security and redundancy.”

The Uptime Institute is recognized worldwide for the creation and administration of the rigorous Tier Standards & Certifications. DataBank has been working closely with the organization from the onset of the project for assistance in the planning, design and development of the data center facility. In addition, DataBank also plans to finalize their Tier III certification by completing a ‘Build Certification’ once site construction is complete and the data center commissioning process is underway.

“We built this facility not only to meet but to far exceed the technical standards for certification,” said Tim Moore, DataBank’s CEO. “Though many providers attribute a ‘Tier Certification’ level to their facility construction and infrastructure, there are relatively few who actually go through the extensive process to vet those claims are accurate.” Tim continued, “We felt this certification, and the ‘Build Certification’ which will follow it, would be particularly important to differentiate our environment and service-level to the discerning client base that exists in this market. When complete, this facility will be the premier data center in the region.”

The Uptime Institute is the only firm that is licensed to rate and certify designed and built data centers in the tier classification system. Having a Tier Certification of Tier III for the design of the facility provides the blueprint validation for the build out of the facility. This ensures that the site’s infrastructure will be consistent with the Uptime’s Tier requirements standards.
To learn more about DataBank’s data centers, compliance standards, and the company’s complete suite of service solutions, please visit the corporate website at http://www.databank.com.

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center solutions aimed at providing customers with 100% uptime availability of data, applications and deployed infrastructure. We offer a full suite of hosting solutions including colocation, managed services and cloud solutions that are anchored in world-class secure data center facilities with best of breed infrastructure and highly robust network architecture. Our customized customer deployments are designed to effectively manage risk, improve their technology performance and allow them to focus on their core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, TX and has additional data centers in Dallas, Minneapolis and Kansas City. For more information on DataBank locations and services, please visit http://www.databank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533. ###

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