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Micron21 Australia’s Only Tier 4 Data Centre

Reliability, Security, Performance, Support; all these things keep business owners and I.T. teams up at night.

So it makes us feel good when our heads hit the pillow knowing that our infrastructure and client data is in the best possible hands.

Why We Are So Confident

Our Data Centre, Micron21 is the first and only Certified Tier 4 Data Centre in Australia. The most secure environment you can get.

Micron21 Tier 4 Data Centre

What is a Tier 4 Data Centre?

Data Centres are rated in terms of Tiers; one through to four. This represents the amount of redundancies in place for Power, Cooling, Fire, Data connections and more.

A Tier 4 data centre is considered the most robust and less prone to failures. Tier 4 is designed to host mission critical servers and computer systems, with fully redundant subsystems (cooling, power, network links, storage etc) and compartmentalised security zones controlled by biometric access control methods. The simplest iteration is a Tier 1 Data Centre used by small business.

Wikipedia has some great detailed information on Data Centres so we’ve taken the liberty of summarising some of the most important content below for easy reference.

Data Centre Quick Reference Table

Uptime Institute’s Tier Standards
Tier level Requirements
I
  • Single non-redundant distribution path serving the critical loads
  • Non-redundant critical capacity components
II
  • Meets all Tier I requirements, in addition to:
  • Redundant critical capacity components
  • Critical capacity components must be able to be isolated and removed from service while still providing N capacity to the critical loads.
III
  • Meets all Tier II requirements in addition to:
  • Multiple independent distinct distribution paths serving the IT equipment critical loads
  • All IT equipment must be dual-powered provided with two redundant, distinct UPS feeders. Single-corded IT devices must use a Point of Use Transfer Switch to allow the device to receive power from and select between the two UPS feeders.
  • Each and every critical capacity component, distribution path and component of any critical system must be able to be fully compatible with the topology of a site’s architecture isolated for planned events (replacement, maintenance, or upgrade) while still providing N capacity to the critical loads.
  • Onsite energy production systems (such as engine generator systems) must not have runtime limitations at the site conditions and design load.
IV
  • Meets all Tier III requirements in addition to:
  • Multiple independent distinct and active distribution paths serving the critical loads
  • Compartmentalization of critical capacity components and distribution paths
  • Critical systems must be able to autonomously provide N capacity to the critical loads after any single fault or failure
  • Continuous Cooling is required for IT and UPS systems.

Partnering with the right DataCentre is absolutely crucial for business success as it can make or break the quality of service offerings. Having a solid foundation makes all the difference and enables you, your staff and customers to feel secure in the decision to go with the most secure service provider.

All our corporate, reseller and business clients have for these reasons made the smart choice to partner with us:

  • Stability Of Infrastructure
  • Data Security
  • Multiple levels of redundancy
  • Dedicated team on call 24×7 to remediate emergency issues
  • Personalised service and support that can’t be matched when using services from providers like AWS and Azure.

If you’re still deciding which way to go on your cloud journey give us a call or send an email to Please contact your account manager to discuss options.

CONTACT AN ACCOUNT MANAGER

One of our team will be more than happy to discuss options. Join our happy customers who have been with us for many years and see how easy the cloud can be.

You can read the Rehab Management success story with over 200 staff and 56 offices in all states and territories of Australia and New Zealand to see how we helped make their cloud environment a solid platform for their ongoing success.

See you in the cloud.

Gerardo Altman

Director
Velocity Host

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With over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, Gerardo Altman is a key solutions architect and MD of Velocity Host, an Australian-based IaaS - Infrastructure As A Service provider specialising in enterprise cloud solutions.