QUARK ACHIEVES UPTIME INSTITUTE TIER III DESIGN CERTIFICATION FOR PORTUGAL TELECOM´S COVILHA DATA CENTER
The Design for Portugal Telecom (PT) Data Center, due to open in September, achieved the Tier III Certification last May 22nd. This makes the Portuguese operator to be the first company in Portugal to have an Uptime Certified Data Center. The Design which has been done by specialized engineering consultant Quark TS is of vital importance for the company as PT’s objective is to create an infrastructure providing support to their new cloud computing services for both big companies and SMEs, providing them with access to solutions allowing for significant reductions on investment costs in IT, empowering as well innovation through access to new technological services.
The Campus whose construction is about to be completed is surprising the visitors due to its finishes and materials’ high quality level as well as the innovative solutions being used to achieve the maximum efficiency and functionality. Basically it has been put into reality the same care till last detail that was taken along the Design phase.
Besides its security level the design emphasizes the energy efficiency of the facility with an average PUE of 1.2, which is being complemented with renewable energy plant such as PV panels and wind energy, this allowing PT to achieve US Green Building Council Certifications such as LEED Gold for the Data Center buildings and LEED Platinum for the support building, management of said certifications being led as well by Quark