1-Net North achieves Tier III Constructed Facility certification


7 May 2016

1-Net Singapore has achieved Tier III Constructed Facility certification from Uptime Institute for its newly operational 1-Net North data centre. According to the company, 1-Net North is Southeast Asia’s first commercial data centre to complete the certification, which is a performance-based evaluation of a data centre’s specific infrastructure.

A Tier III facility is a concurrently maintainable site infrastructure which has redundant capacity components and multiple distribution paths serving the critical environment. According to 1-Net, the Tier Certification of Constructed Facility goes beyond the review of paper designs and involves vigorous on-site testing to root out discrepancies between the actual installations and the designed drawings. This gives customers higher assurance of the quality of data centre infrastructure and its ability to react to disruptions due to unplanned activities.

“Given how critical data is to the digitalisation of today’s businesses, 1-Net North is specifically constructed to ensure business and IT operations can run smoothly without any disruptions,” said Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director of 1-Net.

According to 1-Net, 1-Net North is also specifically designed to meet both the stringent safety and data security guidelines of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The data centre will include advanced security features, 24/7 secure access control, perimeter fencing and bomb-blast proof concrete walls. All mission critical systems within the facilities are configured to facilitate concurrent repair, maintenance and replacement without disruption to essential business operations, the company said.

Moving forward, 1-Net North is also targeting to achieve Tier III Certification of Operational Sustainability, which measures management and operations performance in data centres. The Certification of Operational Sustainability ensures that managers and employees keep close adherence to recommended behaviours to help attain the full performance potential of the data centre.