T5 chose to pursue the M&O Stamp of Approval program from Uptime Institute for their full portfolio of data centers as a means to continue to improve their operations programs and benchmark themselves against others in the industry. T5 has built a culture of collaboration with a fun, yet competitive edge, pushing each other to keep focus on growth and process improvements across all locations. They see the M&O Stamp of Approval as providing the like-minded partnership with the assessments as well as the needed tools to validate performance and minimize risks while reducing operating costs.
With M&O Stamp of Approval achieved across the portfolio, T5 realized a number of key benefits including:
- Improved competitive positioning by differentiating the company’s strengths, showcasing the T5 commitment to continuous improvement across its facilities.
- Improved consistency of operations across all facilities resulting in further operational efficiencies
- Built even further trust from customers as they know that T5 is committed to excellence.
"Our customers couldn't be happier with the fact that we went through M&O Certification, it validates, just like it validates for us, their decision to come to T5," stated Casey. "The M&O program has allowed us to implement a new level of consistency across our facilities. For example, we have space that's under construction right now, right across the street here at Dallas 3, a 10.75 MW building that's going to be operated just like Dallas 1, just like the rest of the T5 portfolio. In an industry where the slightest differentiators can help sway a customer, M&O Stamp of Approval is clearly a differentiator for us. I think it's going to help drive additional business to T5."