SAS 70 Compliance for Data Center Providers
Nathan Hatch is President and CEO of C7 Data Centers, a privately held company focused on providing high-value data center solutions for colocation, disaster recovery, data backup and virtualization.
Nathan Hatch, C7 Data Centers
Customers want to know that they can trust their data center provider to meet the most rigorous controls standards, demanding accountability and transparency. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) created a “Statement of Auditing Standards” certification termed “SAS 70” to help customers know that their data center provider has effective internal controls in place for managing the design, implementation and execution of customer information.
The basic certification is called SAS 70 type I, which an independent service auditor assigns after a thorough review of the degree to which a data center provider fairly represents its services in regards to the operational controls that have been implemented to meet set objectives.
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