Tier 4 Data Centers by HostDime

HostDime’s mission is to design, build, and operate public Tier 4 data center facilities in emerging markets at the global edge.

The Uptime Institute has created a Tier classification level to evaluate data center performance. These standards have been recognized worldwide for data center availability, reliability, and overall efficiencies. Their classification ranks data centers from 1 to 4, with 1 being the worst and 4 the best. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Tier 1 – A data center with a single path for power and cooling, but no backup components. Tier 1 does not protect against unexpected failure or outage; facilities will have to shut down completely for maintenance and repairs, resulting in unplanned disruptions. Downtime: 28.8 Hours a Year
  • Tier 2 – A data center with a single path for power and cooling, while providing some redundant and backup components. Just like a Tier 1 facility, unexpected shutdown of a Tier 2 data center will affect the overview system. Downtime: 22 Hours a Year
  • Tier 3 – A data center with multiple paths for power and cooling that is concurrently maintainable with redundant components. Unlike Tier 1 and 2, Tier 3 facilities do not require shutdowns for maintenance or replacement. Downtime: 1.6 Hours a Year
  • Tier 4 – A data center with several independent and physically isolated systems to create a completely fault-tolerant infrastructure with redundancy for every component. When something fails, IT operations are not affected. These facilities also require continuous cooling for a stable environment. Downtime: 26 Minutes a Year

  • Finding the right data center could be the difference between 28 hours to 26 minutes of downtime for your enterprise.

    HostDime's Tier 4 Data Centers

    HostDime's Tier 4 Data Centers

    A Tier 4 certification from the Uptime Institute shows investors, customers, and the marketplace that the infrastructure has true 24/7 availability. Tier 4 data centers must meet the following criteria:

  • 99.995% Uptime – Sometimes referred to as the four 9’s, Tier 4 facilities have 99.99% availability and often reach 100% uptime year after year due to their highly redundant power infrastructure.
  • 2N+1 Redundancy – The 2N+1 model provides double the operational capacity (2N) with the extra backup component (+1) in the event of failure while the data center uses the secondary system.
  • Fault Tolerant – With every process being fully redundant, there is no single point of failure. All IT equipment must follow a fault-tolerant power design.
  • 96 Hour Outage Protection – The data center must have the capacity for four days of independent power not connected to any outside source.
  • Continuous Cooling – The data center environment must remain at an ideal temperature for maximum efficiency and to extend the lifecycle of hardware.
  • Bogotá, Colombia - HostDime’s 70,000 square foot data center in central Bogotá has received the coveted Tier 4 design certification from the Uptime Institute. It is one of the only Tier 4 data center facilities in Colombia ready to service mission-critical loads. Full private suites, colocation cages, and private colocation racks are available now!

    Orlando, Florida – HostDime’s upcoming Orlando data center complex will serve as the only enterprise Tier 4 data center in Central Florida, and only the sixth in the United States. Expanding on the highest Tier 4 electrical and mechanical designs, we created an unique, three-tier electrical power design that will allow the facility to sustain two consecutive system failures and still be operational, making the standard N+1 redundancy a thing of the past. At full capacity, the facility is designed to support 8MW of fully redundant power. This facility, which will also be our headquarters, is scheduled to open Q3 2024.

    Guadalajara, Mexico - HostDime recently released design plans for a 100,000 square foot data center in Guadalajara, Mexico that will feature 6MW of power infrastructure. This will be only the second Tier 4 public data center in Mexico. HostDime Mexico’s data center is scheduled to be open in 2024.

    HostDime offers an array of cloud-native infrastructure products and services including physical bare-metal servers, cloud servers (both private and public), colocation and Hardware-as-a-Service at all our purpose built locations in global edge locations. We also provide professional managed services on all core products globally. Open a ticket with our local sales team to create your own customizable set-up.