TIA-942 Certification

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ANSI/TIA-942 covers the telecommunications infrastructure and all other aspects of a mission-critical data center, such as the site location, architectural and physical structure of the building, electrical and mechanical infrastructure, fire safety and physical security.

The TIA-942 certification scheme establishes Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) deemed competent to verify data center conformity with the standard.

Within the TIA-942 certification scheme, CABs will be accredited through the independent evaluation of an organization against recognized standards to ensure their impartiality, competence, and consistency. The accreditation process established for this scheme relies on ISO 17020/17021 - a uniform approach accepted and implemented around the world to determine the competence of an audit organization.

Frequently Asked Questions about ANSI/TIA-942 Certfication

This FAQ is a work in progress, and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback to help improve the information provided. Nothing in this FAQ replaces or updates anything within the certification program or the standards mentioned herein.  This FAQ is provided solely for a user’s convenience and should not be relied upon for definitive answers to questions. 

Types and Locations of Edge Data Centers: Scoping Locations That Work for Your Needs

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With 5G on the horizon, and the promise of a host of new technology applications like autonomous vehicles, console less gaming, and instant grocery delivery, we are set to create an unprecedented amount of data that will require rethinking the way our telecommunications and data infrastructure is built and managed going forward.

TIA Launches Task Group to Develop Industry Standards for Edge Data Centers

Arlington, VA (February 7, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced the launch of a new standards task group to develop industry best practices for Edge Data Centers. The task group, under TR-42.1 Premises Telecommunications Infrastructure, will be co-chaired by Cindy Montstream, Director of…

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TIA’s Releases New Position Paper on Edge Data Centers

TIA’s Edge Data Center working group released a new Position Paper, the first of its kind, outlining the considerations for development, implementation, and operational features of Edge Data Centers that we believe are going to be central in the future. 

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TIA Releases New Position Paper on Edge Data Centers

Arlington, VA (October 10, 2018) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today released a new position paper outlining considerations for development, implementation, and operational features of Edge Data Centers (EDCs).  TIA believes these new data centers will be needed to deliver the increasingly…

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The Cutting Edge of Next-Gen Data Centers

In order to build out the next generation infrastructure, data processing power will have to take place at the edge of a network. TIA NOW welcomes Don Byrne, Managing Partner at Metrix411, Jim Young, Global Enterprise DC Lead at CommScope, and Harry Smeenk, TIA’s Vice President of Program Development to announce TIA’s new Edge Data…

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If It’s Edge, It’s Containers. But Not Exclusively!

New applications, services and workloads increasingly demand a different kind of network architecture. What are key components of that network? TIA NOW’s Clarence Reynolds discusses networking at the edge with Ildiko Vancsa, Ecosystem Technical Lead at the Openstack Foundation, Chris Price, President of Ericsson Software Technology and Beth Cohen, Cloud Networking Product Manager at Verizon.

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The Road to 1 Trillion IoT Devices Begins at the Edge

Today’s cloud is not built to support the demands of tomorrow’s network infrastructure where the edge of the network will be lined with 1 trillion intelligent devices. So what do we need to begin building tomorrow’s network today? Bob Monkman, Director of Networking Software Strategy at Arm, joins TIA NOW to discuss the path forward.

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Brain Meets Brawn in the Edge vs. Cloud Debate

What are the fundamental challenges of edge computing vs. cloud computing? Are there benefits to having real-time apps at the edge? Said Ouissal, CEO and Founder of ZEDEDA, joins TIA NOW to discuss the mutually beneficial coexistence of both edge and cloud.

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An Awakening for ONAP

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) is on a journey to maturity, seeking to fortify its resiliency, scalability and security. What challenges will ONAP encounter? Helen Chen, Principal Architect at Huawei, and Jason Hunt, Executive Software Architect at IBM, speak with TIA NOW about ONAP’s path forward.

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Getting Real About AI in Virtual Networks

How will network transformation impact advances in AI? Is the industry prepared or unprepared to take on these challenges? TIA NOW speaks with Arpit Joshipura, GM of Networking and Orchestration at the Linux Foundation and Manish Vyas, President of Communications Business & Chief Executive of Network Services at Tech Mahindra about preparing virtual networks for…

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Compute Power at the Edge of the Network

Scott Armul, VP and GM at DC Power and Outside Plant Products at Vertiv, spoke with TIA NOW about the balance of using legacy networks and new infrastructures. Armul goes on to say that the trend of compute power being pushed to the edge of the network allows Vertiv to reduce latency and improve the…

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Supporting 5G: The Evolving Service Environment

Analysts from IDC including spoke with TIA NOW about the tough issues that the communications technology industry is currently tackling, which were covered at the TIA Connectivity Jam in Dallas, TX. These issues span from data management, edge computing, connected devices, network benchmarking and artificial intelligence.

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Connecting Core to the Powerful Edge

On this segment of TIA NOW from TIA’s Connectivity Jam in Dallas, TX we are joined by industry experts on the subject of connecting the core to the powerful edge by reflecting on industry use cases. On this discussion are Michael Hites, CIO, University of Illinois System; Mark Pyatt, Senior Director, Operational Integrity, Global Oil…

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