WELWYN GARDEN CITY, Hertfordshire, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitoline Quality Mark®
The Capitoline Quality Mark (CQM) is an independent quality certification service for data centres, computer rooms and the people that work in them to prove compliance to international standards and industry best practice. It is the first and only quality certification scheme to integrate quality compliance schemes for data centres.
Capitoline CQM looks at data centre operational management and the policies, procedures and documentation that are used to manage the enterprise and performs a gap analysis to identify what procedures are in place and what is missing and then launches a plan to fill in the missing gaps.
Guideline Standards: ISO 27000, ISO 50001, ISO 9000, ISO 14000, EU Code of Conduct
This is not necessarily an audit against these complete standards but a comparison against best practice management techniques and importantly the written policies and procedures that are most relevant to the data centre environment.
Sites that meet all the required operational management policies and procedures are awarded the Capitoline DCOM Site Quality Mark.
Sites that meet the energy management monitoring requirements of ISO 50001 are awarded the Capitoline site Energy Management Mark.
Development of the site operational management techniques and the subsequent training of the staff go hand-in-hand.
Capitoline offers both technical design and operational management training.
Data Centre Design, DCD, is a 3-day course on the techniques of correct design and sizing of power, air conditioning, connectivity and related facilities items.
Data Centre Operational Management, DCOM, is a 2-day course that course that guides people through the operational management procedures for a data centre.
Guideline standards: TIA 942, EN 50600, ISO 27000
DCD and DCOM can be taken together to achieve the Data Centre Expert, DCE® qualification. The DCE certification is a Level 5 award with the European Qualification Framework, EQF.
Capitoline can audit existing sites to judge their compliance against the TIA 942 Tier rating scheme and also to monitor Health & Safety issues, energy reduction strategies and business best practices. A gap analysis technique leads to a report detailing any shortcomings and the route to achieve the desired compliance level. Certification for the site is provided by Capitoline.
Guideline Standards: TIA 942, Green Grid metrics, EU Health & Safety Directives
The best time to audit a data centre is at the design stage! Capitoline will study the architectural, electrical and mechanical plans for the site and judge them against meeting the original design intent and compliance to a TIA 942 Tier level or other agreed Standard.
Guideline Standards: TIA 942
A gap analysis technique leads to a report detailing any shortcomings and the route to achieve the desired compliance level. Certification for the site is provided by Capitoline.
Capitoline partner, Barry Elliott, said, "We are not inventing any new data centre standards but just offering an independent certification scheme from a professional engineering consultancy against the existing relevant standards."
Capitoline LLP is an independent engineering consultancy specialising in audit, design and training for data centres and computer rooms.
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