The TR3 award confirms the company’s capital efficient modular DCs conform to the same criteria and standards as the traditional colocation DCs in Australia and around the world.
Data Exchange is now finalising a solution to meet the TR4 award level, after which the company will be the second operator in Australia and the fifth in the world to have achieved this level.
It will also be able to offer the pre-certified 1.4-million-volt amp modular DC design to other operators seeking scalable solutions.
Data Exchange managing director Peter Christie said: “We firmly believe that our modular solutions provide the optimal balance of capital efficiency cost effectiveness and rapid delivery to meet the ever-increasing demands of colocation, cloud and edge computing.
“We will deploy this solution in our own colocation DCs in Melbourne and Sydney, ensuring they are equally resilient to the DCs of our peers.
“With our Tier-Ready Tier-III design complete, we are already in talks with several prospective customers to construct, deliver and support their cloud infrastructure.
“We hope [this] will add significant volume to our manufacturing order book and grow the recurring revenue from our datacentre-as-a-service product offering.”
Completely customisable modules
Data Exchange’s unique solution to building-out colocation space is a new and disruptive method, deploying capacity with multiple 1-megawatt blocks of infrastructure that can be configured in modules to meet TR3 or TR4 specifications.
Clients are offered flexibility with completely customisable power and cooling settings available on a module-by-module basis.
This means they can choose the level of resilience they require and optimise operating costs by setting the environment within their modules to suit the hosted technology.
Certification validates design approach
Data Exchange chief technical architect Justin Kellerman said the company was delighted to have reached the TR3 milestone and looked forward to concluding the TR4 design.
“We gave been working with Uptime Institute throughout our engineering process to ensure we designed a solution that could achieve Tier-III and Tier-IV certification when deployed anywhere in the world including in our down DCs.
“The Uptime Institute Tier-Ready design achievement validates our design approach and gives our clients absolute assurance of the quality of the infrastructure we engineer, build and operate.”
The Uptime Institute is the author of the DC industry’s de-facto performance standard, the Tier Standard, and has been the industry benchmark for quality design, build and operation of DCs for over 20 years.
Facilities which carry the Tier certification logo represent an assurance that they have been designed to meet demanding performance metrics, with well-understood risk characteristics.