As an industry leader, Equinix was invited by the Uptime Institute to help in the development of a new Management and Operations (M&O) Protocol and Site Assessment Service, which was announced February 1, 2012. Equinix was one of the first companies globally and the first in the Americas to collaborate with Uptime Institute on the site assessment service, contributing input on developing the program and providing feedback following a pilot run of the assessment at the Equinix campus in Ashburn, Va.
The assessment was created to address a practical need for an industry-driven set of criteria for operational and site management independent of Uptime's Tier Certification and to enable data centers to be recognized for their management and operations capabilities, independent of their infrastructure.
Equinix erreichte im Rahmen des Pilotprojekts für seinen Campus in Ashburn eine Bewertung von mehr als 95 der 100 möglichen Punkte. Dieses Ergebnis liegt deutlich über dem Wert von 80 Punkten, der erforderlich ist, um den M&O Site Award des Uptime Institutes zu erhalten.
Equinix provided feedback on assessment criteria for the benefit of the data center industry and private operators. For the benefit of Equinix's customers, the company has used the protocol to further improve its world-class operational organization. While Equinix continually delivers better than >99.99999% percent availability globally across its IBX data centers today, it continually strives to improve its operational capability, ensuring that Platform Equinix™ always remains the number one choice for customers to deploy mission-critical applications and infrastructure to connect with one another.
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