Danny Quinn, Managing Director of DataVita said: “We want DataVita to stand out in the UK co-location market for innovation and quality. Achieving Construction certification with Uptime Institute means we are unique. Self-certification by co-location datacentres to a tier standard is prevalent in the industry and causes unnecessary confusion for customers. There is added confusion of certifying the Design only of the datacentre and continuing to claim compliance to the standard once it has been constructed. DataVita’s commitment to quality and transparency ensures customers can make an informed decision based on fact.”
“We are pleased to award Scotland’s first Tier III constructed facility certificate to DataVita,” said Phil Collerton, Managing Director EMEA, Uptime Institute. “We applaud DataVita for having the foresight to work closely with Uptime Institute through both the design and construction phases of their facility. Their commitment to the certification of their data centre operation provides DataVita with both a strong differentiation in the Scottish market and offers customers added confidence knowing that their infrastructure, systems and processes have been vetted by an independent and qualified third party.”
With yet more recent high profile datacentre outages impacting global businesses, DataVita believes the time is right to offer customers a datacentre facility that is not only Construction certified but also operated in a manner that meets the approval of a globally recognised body such as Uptime Institute. DataVita is committed to achieving the final stage, Operational Sustainability certification in the next 12 months.
Final occupier fit out of phase 1 of the Fortis datacentre has recently finished. The first DataVita customers are installing their equipment during September ready for a service live date of the 3rd October.