Verizon Business has successfully completed the annual SAS 70 Type II examinations of its global data centers, which support the company's colocation, managed hosting and application management services. Many of these offerings underpin Verizon's new "everything-as-a-service," or EaaS, cloud-based delivery model.
SAS 70, a widely recognized auditing standard performed by a third-party accounting firm, is conducted in compliance with the standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for examining specific areas such as: organizational structure, governance and administration; access to facilities; logical access to systems; network services; operational processes and environmental safeguards; and system availability and performance. These examinations demonstrate that Verizon Business has the controls and processes in place to manage and monitor its data centers, as well as the critical applications and infrastructure of its enterprise clients.
"Today, clients around the globe rely on Verizon Business for advanced IT and hosting services," said Joseph S. Crawford, executive director - IT solutions, Verizon Business. "As we move to an everything-as-a-service model, successful completion of these industry-recognized audits for our data centers - the foundation for Verizon's EaaS model - demonstrates our continued investment in delivering unsurpassed value, performance and security."
SAS 70 Type II audits were recently completed for the following Verizon global data centers:
- Verizon Colocation Premium Data Centers - Fifteen of Verizon's premium Internet data centers in North America - including facilities in California, Georgia, New Jersey and Texas - completed successful audits for the fifth consecutive year. A facility in Irving, Texas, passed its examination for the second year. Also successfully audited were four premium data centers in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney; four centers in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London; and two in Canada.
- Verizon Remote IP Application Management Centers - For the fifth consecutive year, Verizon remote operations centers in San Francisco and London successfully completed an annual examination. In addition, new facilities in the U.S. (California and Texas), Germany and India were successfully audited for the first time.
- Verizon IP Application Hosting Centers - This marks the ninth consecutive year for successful examination of Verizon's U.S.- and U.K.-based managed hosting centers, called Smart Centers. It also marks the second year for the company's Smart Centers in Japan and Germany.
In addition, last month Verizon announced that it had successfully completed the first annual SAS 70 Type II examination of controls for its cloud computing data centers.
Outsourcing IT responsibilities to Verizon Business enables enterprise clients to benefit from high availability and exceptional performance while controlling costs. All Verizon facilities are staffed with skilled engineers, advanced operations platform technology and standards-based processes to manage customers' essential infrastructure and applications.
Verizon Business' portfolio of IT and hosting solutions provides customers with the ability to improve their IT infrastructure and boost application performance in today's complex and dynamic business environment. Visit the Verizon IT Solutions & Hosting website for more information.
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