Most every data center request for proposal or list of services will have technical terms like uptime and tier classification that can confuse a business. Here is a precise explanation of these terms so that you can make better and informed data center decisions.
The tier classification was introduced by the Uptime Institute, which was founded in 1993. The tier certification is a global standard and is accepted widely as a benchmark for describing and comparing availability and reliability amongst data centers.
Tier I is the most basic data center infrastructure with