The Telecommunications Industry Association has launched, which is designed as an information portal on the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard for Data Centers.

The global data center community has been plagued with individuals claiming to be proficient in understanding and applying the criteria of the ANSI/TIA-942 as either consultant and/or auditor. Similarly, there are data centers claiming to be compliant with ANSI/TIA-942 either by self-proclaimed statements or by means of an audit performed by an individual without the right credentials.

The market has also often requested TIA for guidance on which data centers are built in conformity and where organizations can find qualified ANSI/TIA-942 consultants and auditors.

The website is designed to address these issues by providing a single entry point where certified ANSI/TIA-942 professionals and data centers compliant with ANSI/TIA-942 from all over the world can list themselves. The website will verify their credentials by working with the respective organization and authorization bodies. 

 As a central repository and registry of information, will provide the following:

  • Listing of ANSI/TIA-942 Certified Auditors and Consultants, and Companies providing consultancy and auditing services to help Data Centers to get certified to the ANSI/TIA-942 standard. The listed Auditors/Consultants are professionals who have passed the CTDC® (Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant), CTIA® (Certified TIA-942 Internal Auditor) and CTEA® (Certified TIA-942 External Auditor) certification exams ensuring that they are qualified to perform consulting or audit projects.
  • List of worldwide Data Centers meeting the conformity to the requirements of the ANSI/TIA-942 standard, thus allowing anybody in search of a data centre to easily find the right data centre for their business.
  • Information, white papers and other resources providing a variety of information including on how to get a data center certified.