Compass Datacenters and Uptime Institute Host Webinar About Data Center Certification

Compass Datacenters and Uptime Institute will host a free webinar on Thursday, October 31 that will discuss the advantages of data center facilities that have achieved the Uptime Institute Tier Certification of Constructed Facilities award, which ensures that the facility delivered to customers truly adheres to Uptime Institute standards. The webinar will also discuss questionable practices in the data center industry involving the delivery of facilities that merely have a design certification when a more rigorous certification of the completed building is expected by customers. The webinar’s speakers will be Chris Crosby, the CEO of Compass Datacenters, and Julian Kudritzki, the COO of Uptime Institute. The webinar will take place at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT.

“You may think you know about data center tier certifications, but I guarantee that this discussion will put them in a brand new light. One of the key things we will talk about is the difference between design certification and certification for final construction. There is a huge gap between those two, which many people don’t realize. More importantly, some companies in the industry are taking advantage of that confusion to deliver less than what customers are expecting and what they paid for. This is a fascinating topic, and I hope you join Julian and me for this lively discussion,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters.

To register for the webinar, visit


About Compass Datacenters

Compass Datacenters builds natural disaster-resistant, Tier III-certified, LEED Gold, dedicated data centers that address customers’ near- and long-term requirements where they need them. The innovative design of its facilities make it possible for Compass Datacenters to deliver state-of-the-art solutions that enhance control and simplify capacity planning for customers anywhere in the United States, serving the vast majority of companies that are not located in the few markets where geographically-constrained data center facilities are currently concentrated. For more information, visit

About Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute, a division of The 451 Group, provides independent thought leadership, certification, education and professional services for the global data centre and emerging Digital Infrastructure industry. Uptime Institute is best known for its creation and global administration of the Tier Standard for Data Centre Design, Construction and Operational Sustainability. It serves all industry stakeholders, but concentrates on enterprise and third-party data centre owners and operators. IT and facilities equipment manufacturers, service providers, design engineers, and construction firms are also served.  Headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations – including Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Seattle, Denver, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Singapore and Moscow – The 451 Group owns and operates Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional services for the global data centre and emerging Digital Infrastructure industry. The 451 Group also owns 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation, and Yankee Group, the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping companies to profit in a mobile world.


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Rich Miller

Compass Datacenters

Phone: 503-344-6541