Uptime Institute (Institute) today awarded Operational Sustainability Gold Certification to Fujitsu’s London North Data Center.
Fujitsu’s London North Data Center provides managed data center services to major corporations in Financial Services, Utilities, Service Companies, and Government. Gold Certification signifies that Fujitsu operates this facility to a world-class level.
Fujitsu’s London North Data Center
“Our Tier III Gold Certification from Uptime Institute provides independent authoritative validation that Fujitsu is delivering continuous availability, further ensuring ‘confidence in the cloud.’ For cloud customers this is vital, because they need to be sure that the cloud data center can be depended upon to host their business applications. This Gold Certification by the Uptime Institute means that customers have proof of a comprehensive audit of the operations— before using Fujitsu’s Cloud services,” said Mark Kerr, Head of Data Centers, Fujitsu UK and Ireland. “The Institute has provided our data center with important substantiation from the beginning, through Tier III Design and Facility Certifications. This Gold Award for Operational Sustainability is key, as having a Tier III data center is a great start, but what really counts is how well the data center is run. This award demonstrably shows that the data center is managed for fully available performance day-by-day.”
The Institute has rated every aspect of the Fujitsu data center’s operations in accordance with the Operational Sustainability Standard for facilities management. Operational Sustainability is a tool for data center owners, operators, and managers worldwide to mitigate human error—the leading cause of data center outages.
“Operational Sustainability builds upon the critical foundation of Tier. Operational Sustainability Certification assures the infrastructure is being managed for uninterruptible uptime,” said Julian Kudritzki, Vice President, Uptime Institute, LLC. “Fujitsu’s Operational Sustainability Gold Certification will help distinguish the organization above its competitors. We applaud Fujitsu for its leadership in recognizing the importance of a world-class data center management program.”
Fujitsu’s design and site Tier III Certifications occurred in 2007 and 2008, respectively. The Institute’s Tier Classification System (I-IV) is the international standard for ensuring a data center is designed and built to supply the uptime required by the business and its customers. The Institute’s Tier Certification is a globally applicable and recognizable validation of a data center’s capability to perform maintenance or respond to a fault without affecting the data center’s availability. It is the only valid Certification in accordance with the Tier Classification System.