Standards and Compliance

Green Mountain is committed to operating our facilities to meet the compliance needs of global business.

ISO Data Centre Certifications

All of our facilities are fully compliant with the data centre certifications of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). ISO standards are the most widely accepted globally within quality, security, safety and environmental management. Green Mountain’s compliance with these standards ensures that the products and services we offer not only meet the demands of our customers but often exceed them.

Green Mountain is Certified in Accordance with:

  • ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management System
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 – Information Security Management System

Uptime Institute – Data Centre Certifications

Both of our data centres are Tier III certified by the Uptime Institute (an internationally acknowledged organisation). Green Mountain has been assessed in detail by the Uptime Institute and their consultants over a six month period to ensure compliance. Tier III design provides concurrently maintainable site infrastructure, and the sites exceed that. They are near Tier IV, except for the generators, which are N+1 not N+N because of the very reliable grid supplies. The Uptime Institute’s data centre tier standards are a standardised methodology used to determine availability in a facility. We comply with two forms of Data Centre Certifications:

  • Tier Certification of Design Documents (awarded DC1-Stavanger and DC2-Rjukan)
  • Tier Certification of Constructed Facility (awarded DC1-Stavanger and DC2-Rjukan)

Although Tier III certified, we still have the opportunity to build to other layers of certification like Tier I, and the flexibility of our infrastructure support these different requirements.

Open Community

Green Mountain has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation, a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on computing infrastructure. As a Community Level Member, Green Mountain will help the community achieve its mission of designing, using and enabling mainstream delivery of the most efficient designs for scalable computing.

Data centres are being asked to support denser configurations when it comes to power and cooling, which can rapidly outstrip the capabilities of their mechanical and electrical infrastructure. Green Mountain addresses this demand through our purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility, with data halls specifically engineered to deliver the high-density power and cooling required by these next-generation platforms. Green Mountain is partnering with the Open Compute Project to leverage the development of new and exciting data centre hardware. With access to customized server racks, Green Mountain can now support even higher density racks which are not available in traditional data centre configurations.

The following lists Green Mountain’s current certifications: