Compass Datacenters and Uptime Institute will host a free webinar on Thursday, October 31 that will discuss the advantages of data center facilities that have achieved the Uptime Institute Tier Certification of Constructed Facilities award, which ensures that the facility delivered to customers truly adheres to Uptime Institute standards. The webinar will also discuss questionable practices in the data center industry involving the delivery of facilities that merely have a design certification when a more rigorous certification of the completed building is expected by customers. The webinar's speakers will be Chris Crosby, the CEO of Compass Datacenters, and Julian Kudritzki, the COO of Uptime Institute. The webinar will take place at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT.

"You may think you know about data center tier certifications, but I guarantee that this discussion will put them in a brand new light. One of the key things we will talk about is the difference between design certification and certification for final construction. There is a huge gap between those two, which many people don't realize. More importantly, some companies in the industry are taking advantage of that confusion to deliver less than what customers are expecting and what they paid for. This is a fascinating topic, and I hope you join Julian and me for this lively discussion," said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters.

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