Born as a strategic reuse initiative for a closed hospital, Victory Technology Center was conceived as a data center solution for Western New York’s second largest multi-hospital healthcare system, Catholic Health. In 2010, a skilled team was brought in to develop the historically-significant hospital site to meet the healthcare system’s rising technology demands. The expert team leveraged and retrofitted the existing infrastructure and features in order to build the optimal data center. Industry best practices, trade experts, and advanced technologies were utilized throughout the design and build of the facility. Designing to the TIA-942 and Uptime Institute Standards, the team constructed an advanced facility with the highest levels of security, redundancy, diversity, capacity, and availability. To qualify their efforts, Panduit Professional Services was engaged to perform a Tier Level Assessment (TLA). The findings of the TLA rates VTC an overall Tier-III facility. All critical infrastructure components are rated even higher at Tier IV.
VTC offers flexible models for customers of varying size and need. From a single cabinet in a shared colocation environment to a dedicated hard-walled suite, VTC works closely with its clients to ensure the best solution is implemented to meet their needs. Our first client and anchor tenant, Catholic Health, migrated to the facility in March of 2011 when construction of Data Center Suite I was completed. Today, VTC continues to grow. We’re providing our services to clients from various sectors including technology, healthcare, education, and more. The same expert team who designed and built the facility now manage our day-to -day operations. In addition, this team directly oversees all new builds and client migrations. Data Center Suite II was completed in late 2015, and the state-of-the-art suite achieves nearly a 1.0 PUE.
By combining innovative new technology with strategic vision – We’re securing high efficiency production, achieving high-availability performance, delivering unequaled disaster recovery features, and leading the next generation of data center colocations. It’s time for Victory.
In July of 2012, Panduit Professional Services collected detailed data about the current physical infrastructure in order to assess the facility’s conformance to industry standards and best practices, and its ability to fulfill the requirements for compliance as detailed in the TIA-942 standard. The key findings of the Tier Level Assessment are:
“The facility exceeds the TIA-942 requirements for a Tier III data center and actually meets the requirements for Tier IV in the areas of telecommunications, site selection, building construction, security monitoring, electrical distribution, grounding, systems monitoring, equipment maintenance, and HVAC systems. The facility meets the requirements for a Tier III data center in the areas of UPS capacity, UPS redundancy, generator sizing, generator fuel storage capacity, and computer room EPO system.”
SOC II Certification
Victory Technology Center undergoes an annual SOC II Audit (formerly SAS 70 Report) to maintain its status as an AICPA Service Organization. The annual audit, based on the SSAE 16 attestation standard put forth by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), tests and reports on controls placed in operation relevant to security and availability. VTC’s most recent report was compliant, and is available upon request.