Posted By Rich Miller On June 22, 2010 @ 7:30 am In Telx | No Comments
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:
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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