i/o Data Centers Completes SAS 70 Audit

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i/o Data Centers has completed the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) Type II examination for its data center in Scottsdale, Arizona. The audit results were announced yesterday by CrystalTech Web Hosting, a large hosting provider that houses its servers with i/o in Scottsdale.

The SAS 70 Type II audit is a rigorous third-party evaluation of internal procedures, policies, and controls in accordance to the standards set by the AICPA. The completion of this audit, which was performed by independent service auditor Deloitte & Touche LLP, provides assurances that Newtek Technology Services’ data center space has the necessary controls in place to effectively manage and protect customer data.
“The completion of the SAS 70 Type II audit at i/o Data Centers further illustrates why we chose to locate our data center and network operations at its Scottsdale facility,” said Robert Cichon, president and chief operating officer of Newtek Technology Services, which owns CrystalTech. “Our commitment to providing a safe and secure hosting environment goes beyond the controls we have in place; it is just as critical that our partners and service providers adhere to this commitment as well.”

“i/o Data Centers designs, builds and operates best in class data centers,” said Tony Wanger, senior managing director of i/o Data Centers. “By putting our controls and procedures through the rigorous SAS 70 process, our customers, like CrystalTech Web Hosting, have confidence that they can rely on the services provided by i/o.”

Scottsdale ONE is the first facility for i/o Data Centers, which plans to build a national data center network. i/o Data Centers is an affiliate of private equity firm IO Capital, LLC with $100 million in assets. i/o’s management team developed and operated the Downtown Phoenix Technology Exchange before selling it to Digital Realty Trust in a 2006 transaction valued at $175 million.

For more information about Newtek Technology Services and its data center operations, please visit http://www.crystaltech.com/ctdatacenter.aspx.

About i/o Data Centers
i/o Data Centers is a completely integrated data center services firm that designs, builds and operates world class raised-floor data centers, including data center space, conditioned uninterruptible power, network neutral telecommunications access and internet bandwidth.

i/o Data Centers, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, delivers high performance data center and colocation services to enterprises of all sizes. Visit i/o Data Centers to learn more about dedicated data center suites, cages, and cabinets on the web at http://www.iodatacenters.com .

About Newtek Technology Services
A wholly owned subsidiary of Newtek Business Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWT), Newtek Technology Services is a premier provider of web technology solutions to the small- to medium-sized business market, providing services to customers in over 100 countries, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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