IO’s Singapore data centre receives Tier III Design certification from Uptime Institute

The Tier III certification assures that the data centre is capable of responding to 24 by 7 performance objective without shutdowns.

By Adrian M. Reodique
Aug. 2, 2016

Data centre services provider, IO, has received the Tier III Certification for Design Documents from Uptime Institute for its Singapore-based colocation data centre.

The 13,000 square metre data centre also serves as IO's Asia Pacific headquarters, according to the company's press release.

The Uptime Institute is an advisory organisation focused on improving the performance, efficiency and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration and certifications.

The Institute's performance-based evaluation of a data centre's specific infrastructure is considered the global standard for third-party validation of critical infrastructure. With modular data centre deployments rapidly increasing, the Tier III Design Certification becomes an integral decision-making factor for customers.

Besides the being Tier III-certified, IO Singapore's data centre has completed a Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (TVRA), which is in line with the guidelines provided by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). 

"The demand for data centre solutions in Singapore and Asia is higher than ever, and is set to see continued growth. Security and compliance have become the two most prominent considerations that our customers evaluate when they plan their data centre strategy. By achieving Tier III design certification, we reaffirm IO's commitment to providing our services at the highest levels," said Darren Webb, Managing Director for IO Singapore and Southeast Asia.