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Sterling and Wilson Partners with Uptime Institute for data center certification


Data center EPC company Sterling and Wilson said that it was partnering with Uptime Institute for data center certification in India. Sterling and Wilson, a Shapoorji Pallonji company, provides turnkey data center services from designing, building, procurement and construction, and now will be able to undertake certification of data centers as well in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Bangladesh. All Uptime Institute services will be performed directly by the institute. The Uptime Institute provides global standards for the proper design, build and operation of data centers.

Prasanna Sarambale, CEO – Data Center Business, Sterling and Wilson said, “We are glad to collaborate with Uptime Institute, and believe this is the right time to expand our offerings in the Indian market. In recent years, there have been concerns over the increasing global environmental issues, which has led to an extended set of controls and certifications for data centers to ensure better energy-efficient, effective, and robust infrastructure.”

This partnership will allow Sterling and Wilson to be a single-stop data center solution provider for constructing data centers in-line with Uptime Institute’s Tier Certifications of Design Documents (TCDD), Constructed Facility (TCCF), and Operational Sustainability (TCOS) as well as the M&O Stamp of Approval for management and operations. This alliance also includes Sterling and Wilson as a promoter of the globally recognized ATD, ATS and AOS educational accredited designations.

Mustapha Louni, Managing Director Middle East & Africa, Uptime Institute said, “India is a significant market in the global data center industry and plays a crucial role in the expansion of this industry. Our partnership with Sterling and Wilson will be beneficial for many enterprises in India to improve their performance, efficiency, and reliability of business-critical infrastructure.”

The size of Indian Data Center market is estimated to reach $4 billion by the year 2024; growing at CAGR of around 9% during 2018-2024. Cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad are witnessing high investments of local and international operators in the Indian market according to a new report by Research and Markets.

Source: Economic Times