"Given how critical data is to the digitalisation of today's businesses, 1-Net North is specifically constructed to ensure business and IT operations can run smoothly without any disruptions. With this certification, we are looking forward to continuing to support our customers' business transformation journey," said Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director of 1-Net.
The Tier Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) is a progression from Tier Certification of Document Design (TCCD). Unlike TCDD, the TCCF goes beyond the review of paper designs and involves vigorous on-site testing to root out discrepancies between the actual installations and the designed drawings.
The Tier III certification assures that the facility is concurrently maintainable site infrastructure, which has redundant capacity components and multiple distribution paths serving the critical environment.
"1-Net's team has proven capabilities to achieve UTI's Tier III certifications in both design document and constructed facility. Being the first commercial data centre with such high specification, we believe that it will motivate the industry to elevate the standards of data centres. We are confident that 1-Net can progress to the final level of operational sustainability certification," said John Duffin, Managing Director, South Asia at UTI.
The 1-Net North is also designed to meet the stringent safety and data security guidelines of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The data centre will also include 24/7 secure access control, perimeter fencing and bomb-blast proof concrete walls. In line, all mission critical systems within the facilities are configured to facilitate concurrent repair, maintenance and replacement without disrupting business operations.
Moving forward, 1-Net North eyes the Tier III Certification of Operational Sustainability, which measures the management and operations performance in data centres. This certification ensures that managers and employees strictly adhere to recommended behaviours to help attain data centre's full performance potential.
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