Most folks in the data center world have heard of the Uptime Institute. It is an association (one of a few, actually) that highlights standards and best practices for constructing data center properties. Facilities are graded on a Tier system. The more redundant the infrastructure, the higher the Tier rating. Of course, the Tier system isn’t a perfect assessment metric. But it provides basic guidelines for a data center end user to judge the best solution set available to them. It is time to provide the same service for cryptocurrency infrastructure.
Today, most miners immediately think “data center” when looking for a mining host. Unfortunately, crypto hosting is a much different product than a true “data center”. As such, it deserves its own association to assess the varying degrees of infrastructure and the rationale for deploying a Tier I solution vs. a Tier IV solution. As a premiere hosting partner for cryptocurrency miners around the world, MDI is developing a Tier rating system cryptocurrency miners can use when comparing hosting sites. Standardization is a commodity sorely needed in what feels like a “wild west” of miner hosting solutions.