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Micron21 is the first company in Australia to be awarded the Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification for its data centre.

This certification is based on a rigorous set of criteria covering mechanical, electrical, structural and site elements.

Micron21 founder, James Braunegg, said the company joins only a few data centres in the world to receive the Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification.

"This is a positive first step forward in data centre design for Australia, with rigorous data security standards to help us define a benchmark for excellence," he said.

The Micron21 state-of-the-art data centre is located in an outer eastern suburb of Melbourne. The data centre design caters for fully managed high density cloud services and support.

It is a hub that provides solutions for clients requiring mission critical and fault tolerant data centre services.  It also includes an onsite Systems and Security; and Network Operation Centre (SOC & NOC).

"This centre is key to providing fully integrated monitoring and support services for customers," Braunegg said.

"Many customers require direct access to highly talented systems, security and network engineers – 24 hours a day.

"All of the above create a complete end to end solution for customers.

"Key supporters who helped us on our journey were Blue IoT, Brocade, Cummins Power Generation, Dell, NSFOCUS, Uptime Institute and Vertiv Corporation. We thank them for their valuable support.”

Clients of Micron21 range from major ISPs to Australian hosting providers, and Government departments through to local small and medium businesses.

Uptime Institute managing director for South Asia, John Duffin, achieving a Tier IV Fault Tolerant Design Certification illustrates that the facility meets the highest standards for infrastructure functionality and capacity as demonstrated on the design documents.

"This ensures that plans are configured to meet uptime goals and provide the critical business infrastructure needed, and is an important first step toward Tier Certification of a Constructed Facility," he said.

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