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Datacenter classification / certification

 
Ronald van Eijck
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Are there any standards on datacenter classifications that are could be used as a reference for server availability?

I've searched google but can't find any references to anything resembling datacenter certification levels.
 
Nicholas Jordan
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This is an interesting research problem, there appears to be little development of public-knowledge nomeclature for Datacenter classification, and I feel strongly that any Datacenter - certification should be strictly a matter of reliability engineering ( which may be classifiable as industrial engineering )

I got into a discussion with Cesar Rabak ( google "Algorithmic Solutions Software GmbH" ) in which he casually used the term class 5 datacenter, which I never bothered to look up because it was obvious from the context that we were discussing soft real-time vs hard real-time in the context of data security ... not the size of the data-center.

A data-center can be a keychain garage door opener or can be a network backbone hub on a massively parallel signature sequencing (MPSS) analysis of voice inflections on an optical-gated neural network. At that level of work, you do not get into classification schema, you just know what you are doing or you perish.

This is not generally accepted practice in certification programs, everything must be expressable in words.
 
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