Optimize resources and build data center resiliency
UL can help you solve the critical challenges of your data center infrastructure’s continued reliability with this comprehensive solution.
What are data centers?
A data center is a physical facility in which organizations house critical applications and data. A data center’s design is based on a network of computing and storage resources that enable the delivery of shared applications and data.
Data centers are an integral part of the enterprise, designed to support business applications and provide data storage, management, backup and recovery, and productivity applications such as email.
Data center resiliency refers to a data center’s ability to continue operating when equipment failures and similar disruptions occur. Strong resiliency is imperative for a business to continue operations and not suffer compromised data.
Importance of data center resiliency
With entire industries focusing on growing their online presence, businesses rely on an increased data center infrastructure usage as more employees work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is challenging to keep up with the continual development of new technologies, accelerated data demand and increased market appetite for sustainable data centers.
Additionally, the increasing number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications, the rapid adoption of factory automation and new critical applications that rely on 5G networks accelerate data demand.
To support and maintain an efficient and fully utilized data center, professionals must keep up with changing innovations and simultaneously manage challenges like safety and risk of outages. Apart from high operating costs, the challenge for data center owners includes finding adequately trained people with the right expertise to install and integrate a data center.
The Data Center Integrator Qualification (DCIQ) program
Our DCIQ program is an independent process that helps identify and certify qualified and reliable data center integrators and installers.
The DCIQ program addresses data centers’ complexity. It equips professionals with the knowledge and capability to fulfill critical objectives, including reduced downtime through optimized installation and electrical equipment integration, streamlined approvals and installations, and fewer delays and injuries.
Qualification consists of three steps:
- Completion of in-depth training for DCIQ participants
- A virtual or on-site assessment of the quality management system
- On-site, practical evaluation and observation
- Expedited return on investment through faster turnaround times
- More complete equipment installations and reduced liability risks by using qualified professional integrators
- Streamlined regulatory approvals because of the DCIQ label
- Enhanced traceability as each unit has a distinct certificate number label
- No additional cost to asset owners and equipment manufacturers
Why choose UL?
You can leverage our deep technical expertise in data centers to help optimize resources and build resilient data centers. Our experts can also help you identify vital integration and installation personnel to drive confidence in your data center.