TIA-942 Rated 4 Fault Tolerance

GPX’s New Cairo data center facility has been designed and built to TIA-942 Rated 4 Classification System.

Companies today rely heavily on IT for the delivery of business-critical services often directly to the end consumer. It is therefore vital that the mission-critical Data Center is designed, maintained and operated with high-availability and efficiency in mind.

Rated-4/Tier-4*: Fault-Tolerant Site Infrastructure
A data center which has redundant capacity components and multiple independent distribution paths serving the computer equipment which all are active. The data center allows concurrent maintainability and one (1) fault anywhere in the installation without causing downtime. It has protection against almost all physical events.

The ANSI/TIA-942 is often chosen for a number of factors including:

  • It is a real standard issued by a non-profit organization TIA
  • TIA is accredited by ANSI
  • The standard is publically available leading to great transparency
  • The standard covers all aspects of the physical data including site location, architecture, security, safety, fire suppression, electrical, mechanical and telecommunication

The ANSI/TIA-942 standard serves as a baseline for anybody who wishes to build a reliable and efficient data center.