As a publicly available standard developed via consensus-based, objective, and industry-driven specifications, TIA-942 offers an extensive global scope with transparency and standard nomenclature applicable to any data center size or type. Since its inception in 2005, it has become the go-to resource for data center designers, owners, consultants, suppliers, operators, and users worldwide.

TIA members have updated the globally adopted TIA-942 Data Center Infrastructure Standard to address the massive growth of data, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), and the growing need for sustainability that place unprecedented demands on data center infrastructure.

This paper covers the detailed trends and resulting updates to the standard.