Certified Data Centre is a TÜV SÜD Standard for certification of a data centre. It covers infrastructure aspects (power, air conditioning, fire protection, EM/lightning protection) as well as the building, processes and operations (documentation, risk analysis, countermeasures, continuous improvement and more).
The certification will convince your customers that you offer reliable and secure data centre capabilities, both in terms of operation as well as infrastructure. In addition, a certification from a third party will provide an independent and objective assessment of weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. The services provided by the data centre are not within the scope of the certification.
Prior to certification, you need to establish well-trained and documented processes. It is important to provide documentation for your data centre during the planning and build and acceptance stages. This includes calculations for power and air conditioning, single-line diagrams, specifications for all components, etc. Internal audits and tests can determine if your data centre can achieve compliance and conformity. You may also conduct a pre-audit to find the gaps that could hold you back from certification. TÜV SÜD can conduct gap analysis and/or pre-audit services for your infrastructure and organisation upon request.
TÜV SÜD has extensive and specialised expertise in IT Security processes, data centre operation and processes such as power management and redundancy. Well versed in data centre operations and infrastructure, our multidisciplinary specialists can point out areas of improvement.
We are known internationally as a leading testing and certification body. This reputation enables us to provide international recognition through the TÜV SÜD certification mark, which you can use to display your commitment to quality. We also provide a full suite of IT Security infrastructure services under one roof, enabling you to save time and cost by working with a single partner.