Saturday, June 24, 2017


Aussie data centre turns Australia’s first ever Tier IV Fault Tolerant facility



Melbourne data centre is now the highest certified data centre in the Australia and one of the few in the APAC region as a whole.

Australia’s first ever data centre to achieve a Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute has now also turned out to be the first facility in the country to be awarded the Tier IV Fault Tolerant Design Certification.

The certification for the Melbourne data centre covers mechanical, electrical, structural and site elements.

According to the Uptime Institute, Tier IV site infrastructure builds on Tier III, adding the concept of Fault Tolerance to the site infrastructure topology.

A Tier III data centre requires no shutdowns for equipment replacement and maintenance. A redundant delivery path for power and cooling is added to the redundant critical components of Tier II so that each and every component needed to support the IT processing environment can be shut down and maintained without impact on the IT operation.

Micron21 founder, James Braunegg, said: “We are thrilled to be included amongst the few data centres in the world to receive the Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification.

“This is a positive first step forward in data centre design for Australia, with rigorous data security standards to help us define a benchmark for excellence.

“Key supporters who helped us on our journey were Blue IoT, Brocade, Cummins Power Generation, Dell, NSFOCUS, Uptime Institute and Vertiv Corporation. We thank them for their valuable support.”

John Duffin, Managing Director, South Asia, Uptime Institute, said: “We are pleased to award Micron21 with the Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification.

“Achieving a Tier IV Fault Tolerant Design Certification illustrates that the facility meets the highest standards for infrastructure functionality and capacity as demonstrated on the design documents.

“This ensures that plans are configured to meet uptime goals and provide the critical business infrastructure needed, and is an important first step toward Tier Certification of a Constructed Facility.”