Infomart Data Centers has announced that its Infomart Dallas facility has been awarded Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval” certification by Uptime Institute, the globally recognized data center authority. Earning the M&O Stamp of Approval certification verifies that the company’s critical facilities management at Infomart Dallas is among the best in the world. Uptime Institute created the M&O process by working with industry-leading firms to develop and institutionalize a set of operating practices and criteria for best-in-class critical infrastructure management and optimal data center performance.

Infomart Data Centers has been a longtime proponent of the M&O Stamp of Approval Program. The company was a founding member of an M&O Coalition that helped establish the management and operations program objectives five years ago. Infomart Dallas, the state’s largest data center and hub of connectivity for the Southern U.S., offers over 100 MW of power and more than 75 on-site carriers. In addition to the M&O Stamp of Approval, Infomart Dallas has also achieved SSAE Type II, SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II, PCI DSS, and HIPAA / HITECH certifications.

Uptime Institute’s education, research, assessments and consulting span all aspects of business-critical IT infrastructure and facility management. When making an M&O assessment, the advisory organization evaluates wide-ranging criteria, including staffing and organization; preventive and predictive maintenance; personnel training; planning, coordination and management practices; and operating conditions. Unlike other data center operations certifications for security, management controls and process documentation, the M&O Stamp of Approval is specifically designed to address the content of the policies and procedures that affect data centers and mission-critical performance.

“We extend our sincere congratulations to Infomart Data Centers on achieving M&O Stamp of Approval certification of its Dallas facility,” states Lee Kirby, president, Uptime Institute. “Achievement of this award at its third data center reflects Infomart’s ongoing dedication to improvement of organizational excellence and service quality.”