TÜVIT TSI certification
In an increasingly networked and digitized world, data centers play a crucial role in the processing and storage of data. To ensure the physical security, availability and efficiency of these data centres, TÜVIT, a TÜV NORD GROUP company, has developed the Trusted Site Infrastructure (TSI) methodology. Certification according to this methodology ensures that data centres meet the highest quality standards. This article explains the history, the mission and the objective of TSI certification and the TÜVIT criteria catalogue TSI.STANDARD.
History of origins
TSI certification emerged in the 2000s in response to the growing importance of data centers and the associated requirements for security, availability and efficiency. T
ÜVIT, an independent testing and certification organisation in Germany, recognised the need to develop uniform standards and criteria for data centre operations. Working together with other experts from the IT industry, TÜVIT developed a criteria catalogue (now TSI.STANDARD) that serves as the basis for the certification of data centres. This benchmark has been continuously developed since its market launch in 2021 in order to consistently reflect the state of the art and standards. For some years now, TSI has been a recognised certification, dominating the market in the German IT industry. It is also a target pursued by data centre operators worldwide.
Claim and objective
Importance of TSI certification for data center operators and customers
TSI certification plays an important role for data centers and their customers by ensuring a high level of security, quality and reliability. For data centers, TSI certification means that they can be shown to meet stringent requirements in terms of security, availability and energy efficiency. This can help them gain the trust of customers and differentiate themselves from competitors.
For customers using data center services, TSI certification provides an objective assessment of a data center’s quality and performance. They can be confident that a certified data center provides a high level of security and availability while employing sustainable practices and energy-efficient technologies. Overall, TSI certification helps increase transparency and trustworthiness in the data center industry and establishes a standard for evaluating and improving data centers.
TSI certification has a special significance for operators of their own data centers, as the certification serves as a guide for internal process optimization and infrastructure adjustments and supports the operator as a guideline already during the planning of a new data center.Compliance with TSI requirements enables operators to continuously improve their data centres and ensure that the availability requirements of their own IT are being fulfilled. In addition, certification can help meet regulatory requirements and increase customer and stakeholder confidence.