Infomart Dallas Earns Uptime Institute's Management & Operations Stamp of Approval / Most Recent Validation Affirms Texas' Largest Data Center Is Under Tight Operational Control
DALLAS, TX — (Marketwired) — 11/09/16 — Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today announces that its Infomart Dallas facility has been awarded Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval” certification by Uptime Institute, the globally recognized data center authority. Earning the M&O Stamp of Approval certification verifies that the company’s critical facilities management at Infomart Dallas is among the best in the world. Uptime Institute created the M&O process by working with industry-leading firms to develop and institutionalize a set of operating practices and criteria for best-in-class critical infrastructure management and optimal data center performance.
Infomart Data Centers has been a longtime proponent of the M&O Stamp of Approval Program. The company was a founding member of an M&O Coalition that helped establish the Management and Operations Program Objectives five years ago. Infomart Dallas, the state’s largest data center and hub of connectivity for the Southern U.S., offers over 100 MW of power and more than 75 on-site carriers. In addition to the M&O Stamp of Approval, Infomart Dallas has also achieved SSAE Type II, SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II, PCI DSS, and HIPAA / HITECH certifications.
“In my opinion, Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval is the gold standard of data center awards. While most assessments are awarded pass/fail, the M&O Stamp of Approval evaluates and provides feedback on staffing, organization, maintenance procedures, as well as the policies and activities that produce uptime,” comments John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers. “No other credential or evaluation is as rigorous or as relevant. By obtaining the M&O Stamp of Approval in Dallas, 100% of Infomart’s data center operations across the U.S. are certified by the Uptime Institute.”
Uptime Institute’s education, research, assessments and consulting span all aspects of business-critical IT infrastructure and facility management. When making an M&O assessment, the advisory organization evaluates wide-ranging criteria, including staffing and organization; preventive and predictive maintenance; personnel training; planning, coordination and management practices; and operating conditions. Unlike other data center operations certifications for security, management controls and process documentation, the M&O Stamp of Approval is specifically designed to address the content of the policies and procedures that affect data centers and mission-critical performance.
“We extend our sincere congratulations to Infomart Data Centers on achieving M&O Stamp of Approval certification of its Dallas facility,” states Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute. “Achievement of this award at its third data center reflects Infomart’s ongoing dedication to improvement of organizational excellence and service quality.”
To learn more about Infomart Data Centers’ Dallas facility, visit www.infomartdatacenters.com.
About Infomart Data Centers
Founded in 2006, Infomart Data Centers (formerly Fortune Data Centers) is an award-winning industry leader in building, owning and operating highly efficient, cost-effective wholesale data centers. Each of its national facilities meet or exceed the highest industry standards for data centers in all operational categories of availability, security, connectivity and physical resilience.
Infomart Data Centers offers wholesale and colocation facilities in four markets throughout the United States: San Jose, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore.; Dallas; and Ashburn, Va. For more information, please visit www.infomartdatacenters.com or connect with Infomart on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organization focused on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration, and independent certifications. Uptime Institute serves all stakeholders responsible for IT service availability through industry leading standards, education, peer-to-peer networking, consulting, and award programs delivered to enterprise organizations and third-party operators, manufacturers, and service providers. Uptime Institute is recognized globally for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards & Certifications for Data Center Design, Construction, and Operational Sustainability (1000 certifications in over 80 countries) along with its Management & Operations reviews, FORCSS® methodology, and Efficient IT Stamp of Approval.
Uptime Institute — The Global Data Center Authority®, a division of The 451 Group, has office locations in the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, U.K., Spain, U.A.E., Russia, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.
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