Data center tier standards

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A breakdown of data center tier standards based on the Uptime Institute data center tier ratings. Find out which data center will be the right fit for your business. Whether you're a small, medium, or enterprise level business, understanding data center tiers will better prepare you to make the right hosting decision.

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Data center tier standards

  1. 1. Data Center Tier Standards<br />A breakdown of data center tier standards based on the Uptime Institute<br />
  2. 2. Four Tiers for Data Center<br />Tier 1<br />A Basic Data Center<br />Tier 2<br />A Redundant Data Center<br />Tier 3<br />A Concurrently Maintainable Data Center<br />Tier 4<br />A Fault Tolerant Data Center <br />
  3. 3. Tier 1- A Basic Data Center<br />Non-redundant capacity w/ single distribution path<br />Vulnerable to human and operational errors<br />Requires annual maintenance to prevent serious operation failure<br />Maintenance requires site wide shutdown<br />
  4. 4. Tier 2- A Redundant Data Center<br />Redundant capacity component w/ single distribution path<br />Component can be removed without impacting computer equipment<br />Vulnerable to human and operational errors<br />Annual maintenance requires site wide shutdown<br />
  5. 5. Tier 3 – A Concurrently Maintainable Data Center <br />Redundant capacity component w/ multiple, independent distribution path<br />Component can be removed without impacting computer equipment<br />Somewhat vulnerable to human and operational errors<br />Annual maintenance can be completed while data center remains operational<br />
  6. 6. Tier 4 – A Fault Tolerant Data Center<br />Multiple, independent, physically isolated capacity components and distribution paths<br />Physically isolated system prevent massive infrastructure failure<br />Component can be removed without impacting computer equipment<br />
  7. 7. Tier 4 – A Fault Tolerant Data Center (cont.)<br />System Self Heals – Automatically respond to prevent further site failure<br />Not vulnerable to human and operational errors<br />Annual maintenance can be completed while data center remains operational<br />
  8. 8. Data Center Tier and Uptime<br />Tier 1<br />A tier 1 data center has 99.67% uptime<br />Tier 2<br />A tier 2 data center has 99.75% uptime<br />Tier 3<br />A tier 3 data center has 99.98% uptime<br />Tier 4<br />A tier 4 data center has 99.99% uptime<br />
  9. 9. Which Tier is Right for You<br />If your business needs for hosting are:<br />Short-term<br />Cheap<br />Fast Setup<br />Then you should pick either a TIER 1 or TIER 2 Data Center<br />
  10. 10. Which Tier is Right for You<br />If your business needs for hosting are:<br />Long-term<br />Dependable Uptime<br />Fault Tolerant Hosting<br />Then you should pick either a TIER 3 or TIER 4 Data Center<br />
  11. 11. Thank You<br />

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