FOIL_MO_FTN7327_Hillsboro_160613_Exp180613_opt.1This week, Infomart Data Centers announced that its Portland and Silicon Valley facilities were recognized with Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval” recertification award.

This award was created to develop and institutionalize operating practices and criteria for best-in-class critical infrastructure management and data center performance.

FOIL_MO_FTN7327_SanJose_160613_Exp180613_opt.1Infomart Silicon Valley was the first merchant data center operator to achieve M&O certification. It is also the only data center provider to earn the Stamp of Approval three consecutive times.

For Infomart Data Centers, the award verifies that its critical facilities management continues to be among the finest on the planet.

“After receiving our first M&O Stamp of Approval in 2012, we have continued to elevate our game,” explained John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers, following the announcement. “While the latest M&O Stamp proves we are doing our best to provide maximum availability for our customers, what I value most about the M&O process is that it quantifies our improvement over time. Most certifications are awarded pass / fail.  By contrast, M&O results are data-driven and highly informative for our staff.  A final report with an excellent score will still highlight where and how to improve. We use the M&O recertification results as feedback on how to continue to be the best in the world.”

Uptime Institute President Lee Kirby also spoke to the achievement.

“We congratulate Infomart Data Centers on achieving M&O Stamp of Approval recertification for its Portland and Silicon Valley facilities,” Kirby said. “With its achievement of the third M&O award at Silicon Valley, Infomart has achieved yet another first and only.  Continuous improvement is an ongoing process, and Infomart’s commitment to benchmarking and checking progress followed by benchmarking again over the course of six years demonstrates a singular commitment to organizational excellence and service quality. Infomart’s client base should continue to rest assured in their choice of merchant and the rest of the industry be put on notice.”

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