DATA CENTER AVAILABILITY TIERS

Global Data Center offers its customers high availability that meets all Tier III requirements as specified by the Uptime Institute. Tier II and Tier III generally meet the requirements of most financial organizations and technology-oriented companies.

Data center availability tiers, ranging from Tier I to IV, serve to rate the uptime of a data center facility. Tier I to Tier IV refer to the data center's performance, power redundancy, cooling capacity, and more.

TIER 1

TIER 2

TIER 3

TIER 4

Small Business

Medium Business

Large Business

Corporation

Non-Redundant
Capacity Components
(single uplink and servers)

Tier 1 +
Partially Redundant
Power and Cooling
Capacity Components

Tier 2 +
Redundant Power
and Cooling
dual powered equipment
and multiple uplinks

Tier 3 + 2N
+1 Fully Redundant
fully fault-tolerant
components, including
uplinks,storage, chillers,
HVAC systems, servers,etc

99.671% Availability

99.741% Availability

99.982% Availability

99.995% Availability

28.8 Downtime
Hours Annually

22 Downtime
Hours Annually

1.6 Downtime
Hours Annually

0.4 Downtime
Hours Annually

72 Hour Survivability

96 Hour Survivability