After achieving TCDD certification, we had set our eyes on the constructed facility certification i.e. Tier Certification for Constructed Facilities (TCCF), which is awarded on a performance-based evaluation of a datacenter facility.

Tier Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) ensures that a datacenter has been constructed as per the approved design, and verifies that it is capable of meeting the defined availability requirements.

With multiple vendors, subcontractors, and dozens of different disciplines involved in Yotta NM1’s construction, including structural, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, fuel pumps, networking, and more—it was essential that Uptime Institute’s team verified that there were no errors or unintended risks introduced during the construction process of Yotta NM1.

I would like to advise anyone who is evaluating a datacenter – to seek the TCCF certification from the service provider and should not get mislead with the TCCD certification.

When we started the preparation for TCCF, we found a few limitations in our data center design. Theoretically, it was fine, but while implementing those, we faced a few challenges. For example, Water Leak Detection (WLD) and Fuel Leak Detection (FLD) were areas of concern along with Building Management System (BMS), wherein we needed to make two different lags of the system which should be fault tolerant to each other. Also, we earlier had cross-connection between the devices, but there shouldn’t be any cross-connection as per the Tier IV standard.

We started communicating with Uptime Institute in January 2021 for TCCF certification while fixing issues concerning WLD, FLD, and other components.

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