When it comes to picking a data center to host your data, data center tiers are critical. Because the tier rating exposes what a data center can provide in terms of reliability and performance, as a result, failure to select the appropriate tier might result in downtime or excessive costs.
What Are Data Center Tiers?
Data center tiers are a defined scoring system that demonstrates data center infrastructure resilience. This categorization assigns a score from 1 to 4, with 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest.
The Uptime Institute, an independent organization, assigns this international score to data centers based on the following criteria:
- There are no downtime assurances.
- Tolerance to faults (the ability to handle both planned and unplanned disruptions).
- The price of service.
Each tier of data center is classified differently and has its own set of words. Each tier's terms are as follows:
- Tier 1: Basic Site Infrastructure.
- Tier 2: Redundant Site Infrastructure Capacity Components.
- Tier 3: Concurrently Maintainable Site Infrastructure.
- Tier 4: Fault Tolerant Site Infrastructure.
The four tiers of data centers are arranged in ascending order. Data centers can progress up and down the ratings ladder, with each level including the standards of the previous one.
What is Tilaa looking for to provide our users with a guarantee?
Tilaa only works with data centers that are qualified as TIER 3+, the highest grade possible in the Netherlands.
Our servers are located in the Netherlands, in a high-reliability (Tier 3) datacenter. The servers are secured from floods and fires, and physical security mechanisms are in place. To improve security and safety, the datacenter was envisioned as a “building inside a building.” Backup power supplies and emergency diesel generators are in place to keep servers up and running even if the external power source fails. Using numerous optical inputs, the datacenter has a redundant network.