Data Centre Infrastructure Services

Ensure complete and constant data centre availability

Ensure complete and constant data centre availability

Data centres play a fundamental role in the world’s digital economy as organisations and consumers increasingly rely on the applications, services and data held within them. As your trusted data centre partner, our services support tenants/colocation and owners.

 

Businesses depend on the reliability of their data centre services to ensure operations function safely and continuously. If the service level that internal and external customers depend on is to be consistently met and exceeded, security and availability must be a top priority. These challenges are a vital consideration at the initial planning and commissioning stages, with commissioning management effectiveness relying on the construction phase fulfilling quality assurance, regulatory compliance and operational performance demands.

 

It is also imperative to have ongoing confidence in and maintain the continuous health of your data centre services. This puts multiple demands on data centre management as they must prove to stakeholders a data centre’s reliability, sustainability, safety and security. The effective measurement of data centre sustainability compliance is also a key challenge to ensuring future readiness certainty.

 

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TÜV SÜD’S DATA CENTRE INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

We offer full data centre infrastructure services according to ISO/IEC 22237 and EN50600, as well as testing & commissioning, supporting our customers with data centre assessment solutions that increase the security, quality control and availability of their data centre services. 

Our services include:

  • ISO/IEC 22237 and EN 50600 data centre certification

  • Data centre testing and commissioning

  • Verification and audits based on the EU Taxonomy Regulation (EU) 2020/852

 

TÜV SÜD provides confidence in your business plan

We support your mission to increase the certainty of your data centre business plan through:

  • Technical and economic feasibility studies

  • Risk assessment and mitigation planning

  • Availability calculations

  • Business plan review

  • Project risk rating

  • Five-level testing and commissioning

 

ISO/IEC 22237 – the world’s leading standard for data centre infrastructure certification 

Since 2015, data centre service providers in Europe have relied on the EN 50600 standard to provide clarity. Subsequently, ISO/IEC 22237 adopted this approach and elevates EN 50600 to an international level.

ISO/IEC 22237 pursues a holistic approach to design, construction and operation, enabling data centres to be planned, built and operated worldwide according to identical principles. This provides designers and planners with complete clarity and gives tenants and data centre service providers trust in the availability of data centre services, and the quality control of their management processes on a global scale.

From preparation and pre-audits up to data centre certification, TÜV SÜD supports the implementation of ISO/IEC 22237 through our global network of experts.

A data centre that is in accordance with ISO/IEC 22237 must meet clear requirements with respect to availability, security ratings and data centre energy efficiency, all of which must be considered right from the design and construction stage. These requirements have been defined in the seven parts of the standard:

  • ISO/IEC 22237-1: General concepts
  • ISO/IEC TS 22237-2: Building construction
  • ISO/IEC 22237-3: Power supply and distribution
  • ISO/IEC 22237-4: Environmental control
  • ISO/IEC TS 22237-5: Telecommunications cabling infrastructure
  • ISO/IEC TS 22237-6: Security systems
  • ISO/IEC TS 22237-7: Management and operation 

The crucial advantage of ISO/IEC 22237 data centre certification is that a single certificate covers the entire infrastructure, including the definition of measurable KPIs and requirements for operational data centre management and energy efficiency. Not only is this an efficient approach, it also enables international comparisons to be drawn and establishes a solid contractual basis for all parties involved.

 

FIVE-LEVEL TESTING AND COMMISSIONING

This is a dynamic process of planning and performing all necessary quality controls that encompass the entire data centre infrastructure of complex interfaces and interdependencies. Testing and commissioning is conducted by TÜV SÜD, alongside the tenant and data centre service provider, using a five-level approach, which is based upon clearly defined and agreed quality-gates. The successful completion of the commissioning process is marked with a Commissioning Compliance Letter.

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TÜV SÜD ensures smooth data centre commissioning

Our five-level testing and commissioning approach ensures the quality assurance of commissioning projects. We provide owner’s engineer and technical advisory support to help you to effectively manage commissioning projects through:

  • Design and technical layout data centre assessment and optimisation

  • Assurance for tenants and data centre service providers as we independently oversee all executing parties throughout the project life, including:

    • Quality control and process monitoring during construction, design updates, and data centre extensions

    • Engineering and planning reviews

    • Schedule analysis and expediting

    • Equipment commissioning

    • An independent third-party assessment and confirmation that all contractual requirements have been fulfilled

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TÜV SÜD helps you to meet sustainability goals and regulations

We help you to efficiently measure a data centre’s level of sustainability compliance so that they meet regulations such as the EU’s Taxonomy. We support you to maintain certainty of future data centre services readiness through:

  • Data centre energy efficiency and sustainability evaluation based on the Data Centre Maturity Model (EN TS 50600-5-1, EN 50600-99-1, ISO/IEC 30134 series, SS 564-1/-2)

  • Self-regulatory initiatives such as the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact of European data centre operators and trade associations

 

TÜV SÜD GIVES YOU CONFIDENCE IN YOUR DATA CENTRE’S HEALTH 

Are you using external data centre providers? We support you to proactively ensure the health status of your data centre by providing a 360o data centre assessment through:

  • Quality-ensuring services for the lifetime of the data centre

  • Development of a data centre assessment process

  • Applying suitable standards that are relevant to the data centre’s location and requirements

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TÜV SÜD ALSO OFFERS THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

  • Design reviews

  • RAM analysis

  • Energy efficiency certification

  • Root cause analysis

  • Evaluation of equipment failures

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