Cirion Technologies Data Center in Ecuador receives new Tier III Certification from Uptime Institute

Cirion Technologies Data Center in Ecuador receives new Tier III Certification from Uptime Institute

Cirion Technologies Data Center in Ecuador receives new Tier III Certification from Uptime Institute

Certification marks the highest standard for Data Centers, and in order to receive it companies need to comply with strict requirements, assessed by certified engineers. 

Quito, May 25 2023.- Cirion Technologies Quito Data Center Carcelén, Ecuador, received the “Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility” from the Uptime Institute. This certification guarantees that their facility was built according to design, and confirms their ability to comply with availability requirements, as defined.  Thus, Cirion confirms its international recognition, ensuring that their services meet the highest standards to become the strategic partner of large companies in the country.

“Receiving the Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute confirms that Cirion has put the greatest effort into the implementation of international norms and standards, so that IT services – a key resource for organizations – are always operational,” said Felipe Gomez Jaramillo, Data Center Cloud &Security Director in Cirion for the Andean Region.


“This recognition means that the data centers were designed and built to maintain high availability of IT services, even during the execution of maintenance work or replacement of any white area distribution or capacity component. We have the required coverage, the service, and the necessary customer care model to ensure the highest quality, availability and security to support our customers’ business”, he added.

There are 4 levels of certifications issued by the Uptime Institute, and Tier III is among the most advanced ones.  Companies interested in receiving this certification must meet various requirements, have strict preventive maintenance procedures for their infrastructure, processes and operations.

As far as connectivity is concerned, they must hold a complete network, physical routes and independent access cameras, as well as an ultra-low latency network. When it comes to power, their equipment needs to include state-of-the-art fault-tolerant features. Air conditioning must be adequate and concurrent with efficient cooling management.

Fire protection is of the essence; rooms must be built with fire resistant and flame-retardant material, early detection and automatic fire suppression systems. Additionally, constant monitoring, identity verification, and movement control, as well as 24/7 security personnel, and video surveillance system have to be included within the facilities.

“Companies are constantly facing great challenges in their digital transformation processes,” stated Gomez Jaramillo. “This is why, at Cirion, we continue to invest and develop our data centers to offer the best performance and flexibility for those applications that increasingly define the current technological landscape.

Key Facts:

  • The Tier III of Constructed Facility recognition indicates the data center’s operation meets the requirements determined by the global parameter system and the demands of the Uptime Institute for Simultaneous Maintenance.
  • The Carcelén data center also received the Tier III Certification of Design Documents from the Uptime Institute, which recognizes high design standards for data center infrastructure and capability.
  • Data center operators have the ability to isolate components and perform planned maintenances without suspending or affecting the data center’s operations.
  • Cirion measures and enhances its data center and security services, on a regular basis. An important part of the maintenance process includes updating and renewing certification of their facilities; this is the foundation for their strict information security policies both for traditional and cloud services.
  • Cirion’s data centers received several certifications, such as Tier III from the Uptime Institute, SAP Hosting, SAP HANA, SAP Cloud and Infrastructure Partner, ISO/IEC 9001, 20000-1, 22301, 27001, 27017, 27018 in addition to maintaining compliance with PCI-DSS, ISAE3402 SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3, reflecting the company’s commitment to maintain the high-quality levels determined by international standard for their data centers management.

About the Uptime Institute

The Uptime Institute developed the Tier Certification over 25 years ago to measure data centers, and how these can meet an organization’s needs. These certifications have earned worldwide recognition since then and provide a unique excellence brand for high-performing businesses. The certification process also includes face-to-face visits to prove compliance with the strict requirements aimed at guaranteeing the availability and high performance of the facilities.

With more than 2,500 Tier Certifications issued in over 110 countries around the globe, the Uptime Institute Tier Certification is the data center industry standard for design, construction, and on-going operations.

About Cirion

Cirion is a leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, offering a comprehensive suite of fiber network, connectivity, colocation, cloud infrastructure, and communication and collaboration solutions with the purpose of furthering Latin America´s progress through technology. Cirion serves over 5500 Latin America-based and multinational customers, including enterprises, government agencies, cloud service providers, carriers, ISPs, and other leading businesses. The Company owns and operates a facilities-based network and data center portfolio, with extensive coverage spanning across the Latin America region. Learn more about Cirion at

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CenturyLink expands its fiber optic network in Ecuador

CenturyLink expands its fiber optic network in Ecuador

Infrastructure expansion and network coverage provide corporate customers greater speed and broadband availability.

QUITO, EcuadorJune 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To facilitate technological development and digital transformation of businesses in need of connectivity, IT infrastructure and presence in the cloud, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), a leading technology company, has expanded its network infrastructure in Ecuador.

CenturyLink implemented and launched a new fiber optic route with 800 kilometers (approx. 497 miles) of new fiber connecting Ecuador to Colombia, from the city of Quito to Cali. With 600 gigabits of capacity, this route enables a 100% redundant connectivity between the two countries for all the company’s services and is integrated with the SAC (South American Crossing) subsea system.

Additionally, to meet enterprise, ISP and the government high-speed service demands in Ecuador, CenturyLink is finalizing the implementation of a national ring with an extension of approximately 1000 kilometers (approx. 621 miles) and 600 gigabits of capacity. This will help connect some of the main markets in the country, such as QuitoSanto Domingo, Quevedo, Guayaquil, Cuenca and Ambato.

“At CenturyLink, we understand the importance of continually expanding and renewing our infrastructure, and offering high quality services to our customers, through fast and secure connections,” commented Wilmer Puerta, director for Connectivity Products in CenturyLink Ecuador. “This is why the end-to-end management of this extension will allow us to be more competitive in the market and offer the best support and service level in connectivity services to local and regional companies.”