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Vice President, Uptime Institute
Julian Kudritzki, is Vice President of Uptime Institute. He has managed the expansion of Tier Program into South America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He continues to ensure the integrity of Tier Certifications worldwide and work with clients to broadcast their Tier awards. Julian has assisted in the development of numerous Uptime Institute publications and educational programs, including the Accredited Tier Designer curriculum.
It’s safe to say that any data center manager worth his or her salt will be familiar with the four level data center tiering system popularized by The Uptime Institute. But how much weight should the data center tiering system really carry when designing a new facility? Or when you’re evaluating a data center colocation or outsourcing partner? And is tiered data center really more reliable and efficient than one without a tier classification? To answer these questions, this session will evaluate data center tier standards and classifications, the pros and cons of them, and alternatives to existing standards that data center managers should consider.