Telx Data Centers Get SAS 70 Certification

Telx has obtained a SAS 70 Type II report covering its data center facilities in New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The report was based on an independent audit of Telx’s control processes in 12 facilities.

“Telx is fully committed to following the most stringent security and operational controls to ensure we meet our enterprise and service provider customers key data center requirements,” said Brad Hokamp, CMO of Telx. “Achieving SAS 70 Type II Certification demonstrates Telx’s continued focus and investment to provide the highest level of service.”

SAS 70 is the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70, developed by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). It provides a company’s customers and  independent auditors with information about the company’s internal control structure. Telx has obtained a Type II report, which indicates that it has been officially audited, attests to the design and operational effectiveness of procedures for security, controls and operations. The locations covered by the SAS 70 report include:

  • New York City: 60 Hudson Street; 111 Eighth Avenue
  • Atlanta: 56 Marietta Street
  • Chicago: 350 East Cermak; 600 South Federal
  • Dallas: 2323 Bryan Street; 8435 North Stemmons Freeway
  • New Jersey: 100 Delawanna Avenue, Clifton
  • Miami: 36 North East 2nd Street
  • San Francisco: 200 Paul Avenue
  • Los Angeles: 600 West 7th Street
  • Phoenix: 120 East Van Buren Street

The SAS 70 audit, performed by Weaver and Tidwell, LLP, evaluated Telx’s complete colocation and interconnection environment, including its transition and activation procedures, security, help desk, problem change management process, monitoring systems, operations, disaster recovery program and other elements.

“Many colocation customers, specifically in the financial services, cloud provider, hosted software and content delivery industries, are required to conduct yearly audits of their vendor companies for their own internal purposes,” said Jason Schafer, Senior Analyst, Datacenters for Tier1 ResearchThis can be a costly and lengthy procedure. In order to remain competitive, SAS 70 Type II Certification is a crucial element for today’s colocation providers to enable their customers to save time and money.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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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