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Datacenter Audit and Certification

General Description

TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS offers Data Center audit and certification services. The construction of a Data Center is a long-term investment. Due to its prolonged usage, its security and longevity are crucial. For this reason, Data Centers should be designed based on international best practices in order to fulfil specific requirements in regard to: availability, security and tolerance toward destructive events (business continuity). A unique audit methodology has been designed for this certification, which is based on best practices recommended by internationally recognised standards, such as the TIA 942 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE STANDARD FOR DATA CENTERS, the TIER Model of the UPTIME Institute, BSI’s Baseline Manual, ISO 27001 and others.

Detailed Description

Upon successful completion of the audit procedure, the certificate and badge of the “TÜV Trusted Data Center” will be awarded for the TIER that the Data Center has achieved for each of its operating characteristics:

Provision security, Physical security, Tolerance toward destructive events.

Certification Procedure

It is a TUV TRUST IT service.


The audit procedure is divide into 2 stages:

1st Stage: Inspection of design elements

2nd Stage: Inspection and sample checks in order to draw conclusions on the effectiveness of the measures the organisation has adopted to achieve its goals. The sample checks (including stress tests) are designed in the 1st stage and are specifically selected based on the customer’s particular data and infrastructure.

If the result is positive, a certificate of compliance is issued that is valid for three years, while it is compulsory for one surveillance audit to be conducted per year. The surveillance audit is shorter than the initial audit and its goal is to prove that the measures taken by the organisation continue being followed in accordance with the initial specifications.

Certified organisations are entitled to use the TÜV TRUSTED DATACENTER badge, accompanied by the relevant TIER they have achieved.


Who Is it Addressed To?

Financial institutions, commercial companies, telecommunication companies and other businesses that wish to have their Data Center characteristics audited and certified.


What Are the Certification Benefits?

  • Data Center audit following specific international practices;
  • Obtaining an objective, independent and expert opinion on the adequacy of the Data Center in terms of characteristics such as provision security, physical security and tolerance toward destructive events;
  • The certificate provides an objective proof of the measures and provisions adopted by the organisation to safeguard its infrastructure and operation;
  • International recognition and validity of the certificate.

Who Do I Contact for the Certification?

Customer Service Department Contact Person: Ms. Anna Topaltziki, tel. no.: +30 210 5220920, ext: 187

Who Do I Contact for the Certification?

Customer Service Department Contact Person: Ms. Anna Topaltziki, tel. no.: +30 210 5220920, ext: 187