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Data Exchange Networks receives
tier-ready IV design review award

Becomes first global company capable of delivering blended Tier-III and Tier-IV modular capacity

Australian company, Data Exchange Network Limited (ASX: DXN) has become the first modular data centre developer in the world to receive both TIER-Ready III and TIER-Ready IV design review awards to allow modular capacity to be deployed with the required levels of resiliency and combined within the same site.

Uptime Institute’s TIER-Ready IV design review award enables DXN to deliver its pre-fabricated modular facilities to global customers with the assurance that the modules have already been pre-approved by Uptime Institute to verify conformity to the design elements of the Tier Standard. In addition, it establishes DXN as the only developer (modular or traditional) currently capable of offering a blended Tier-III and Tier-IV modular environment within a single data centre facility.

Uptime Institute’s Chief Technology Officer Christopher Brown, commented: “Data Exchange Network has recognised the need for a range of modular data centre solutions that support the various levels of Tier Standard specified resiliency. DXN is the first modular data centre provider to offer a range of individual solutions that work together yet are individually aligned with the Tier Standard: Topology Tier III and Tier IV requirements.”

DXN can offer a blend of Tier-III and Tier-IV modular environments at its Sydney and Melbourne co-location data centres which are scheduled to open in early 2019. Unlike competitors who deliver a one-size fits-all facility, DXN can tailor its colocation space to suit unique customer applications and requirements. By offering a choice of both Tier III-and Tier-IV in a single facility, DXN customers can tailor their cloud configuration and optimise costs accordingly.

The company is also planning to construct blended Tier-III and Tier-IV data centres for other organisations in Australia and Asia who are seeking rapid deployment of pre-certified space of all sizes.

Peter Christie, CEO at Data Exchange said: “These design review awards by Uptime Institute mark the end of the engineering phase for the two new data centres in Melbourne and Sydney. DXN is now able to deliver blended Tier-III and Tier-IV capacity at both data centres in order to meet unique customer requirements and set price points that reflect the resilience they require.” He continued, “For our mission critical infrastructure customers buying pre-fabricated Edge data centres from us, we can deliver TIER-Ready solutions out of the box in 1MW blocks that can quickly and easily become fully Tier Certified by Uptime Institute once deployed.”

The company received its TIER-Ready III design review award in September 2018.


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