Switch’s SUPERNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold
In the world of high density data centers several factors are constantly on the minds of the owners and their customers. Efficiency, PUE, we’ve talked about many of them before but Uptime might well be the chief concern especially for content providers that require that their services be up and running all the time.
High end data users like Apple and Facebook have moved into their own personal data centers, but what about the rest of them? Well colocation is the answer and there are plenty of brands to choose from; Verizon has Terremark, there’s Digital Realty, Equinix and plenty of others offering safe and reliable data centers. Switch, the brain child of CEO, Chief Engineer and Tony Stark impersonator, Rob Roy put itself on the map with SUPERNAP 7, they’ve raised the bar with SUPERNAP 8 by earning Tier IV Gold rating by the Uptime Institute.
Located in Las Vegas, Nevada – a natural disaster free area – SUPERNAP 8 is a fortress as far as colocations go. With extremely high standards and expectations of themselves and their customers, SUPERNAP 8 has proven its ability to control the human element. Switch is already working on their next location, SUPERNAP 9 and its floor space is already 20% sold without having finished construction. So why is Tier IV Gold such a big deal? Well it was the first Tier IV colocation in the United States and remains one of less than half a dozen in the world. To gain that extra Gold standard Switch had to look beyond just the technological innovations, but also look to personnel excellence. One visit to the campus will quickly show why; from the thorough orientation to the constant vigilance of Switch Security, the NOC Engineers and their corporate office, Switch separates itself from the rest of the herd by leaps and bounds.
Silverback has been inside of plenty of data centers, both colocations and closet server rooms. Switch’s SUPERNAP 8 is by far and away one of our favorites. From the space age technology (and over 200 patents to go with it) to the accommodating staff, we always enjoy moving a client into the facility.
Check out more about Switch and Tier IV Gold certification here:http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2014/08/05/supernap-8-earns-tier-iv-gold-status-operations/
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