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The Heart of Today’s Digital Economy

Data centers are at the heart of our digital economy, essential to all modern business, communications, operations and e-commerce. With 75 billion connected devices expected by 2025, the ICT industry will continue to see an unprecedented amount of data that needs to be transmitted, managed, processed and stored by these critical facilities.

TIA’s Data Center Community brings together all stakeholders involved in the design, deployment, operation, evaluation and use of data centers. This community is committed to ensuring that today’s mission critical data centers are designed, maintained and operated based on the globally-accepted TIA-942 data center standard to ensure high-availability, reliability, efficiency and flexibility – whether it’s a hyperscale, cloud, colocation, edge or traditional owned and operated enterprise data center.

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TIA Data Center Community

Industry expert working groups focused on a range of issues, standards and best practices for the design, deployment and operation of all types and sizes of data centers.

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Data Center Initiatives

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TIA is leading the way in setting a framework for growing edge data centers to meet the needs of emerging applications.

tIA942

Covers all aspects of a data center, including infrastructure, site location, architectural, electrical, mechanical, safety and security.

942Certified

Auditing and certification services to validate and demonstrate conformity to TIA-942 for quality assurance to all stakeholders.

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Edge Data Center Working Group Solutions Brief Papers

Low-latency communication at the edge requires rethinking how and where data centers are built and managed. This series of Solution Brief Papers will set a framework for the future of edge data center development and industry standards. 

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RESOURCES

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Purchase the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard

Specifies the minimum requirements for telecommunications infrastructure of data centers and computer rooms. The topology specified in this document is intended to be applicable to any size data center.

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Find a TIA-942 Certified Data Center

Locate TIA-942 certified data center sites in your area to help ensure the quality and reliability you require for your specific business and critical data center assets.

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Find a TIA-942 Certification Accredited Audit Company

Identify a TIA-942 Certification Accredited Audit Company that can provide you with a high quality and impartial audit of your design or your facility.

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Become a TIA-942 Accredited Auditor/Auditing Company or Consultant/Consulting Company

Auditors and consultants play a critical role in validating data centers to ANSI/TIA-942 and need to be duly qualified and certified per TIA requirements.

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ANSI/TIA-942 Audit and Certification Training

Individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in consulting and auditing data centers on the ANSI/TIA-942 standard can follow a series of TIA-approved training and certification programs.

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POSITION PAPER: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ASSESSING SMART BUILDINGS

TIA Launches ANSI/TIA-942 Accreditation Scheme for Certification of Data Centers, Selects Certac to Manage Program

Arlington, VA (August 7, 2019) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks,…

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POSITION PAPER: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ASSESSING SMART BUILDINGS

TIA Launches ANSI/TIA-942 Accreditation Scheme for Certification of Data Centers, Selects Certac to Manage Program

Arlington, VA (August 7, 2019) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks,…

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