Recently, our Hassan Sultan of Reckenen shared some insights about Service Organization Control Standards on http://www.datacenterknowledge.com. Data Center Knowledge (DCK) is a leading online source of daily news and analysis about the data center industry. They cover the latest developments and trends driving the powerful growth in demand for mission-critical facilities, the challenges and opportunities presented by high-density computing and its impact on power and cooling, and the evolution of the industry to include cloud computing and modular data centers.
Some of the insights mentioned in the article are as follows:
Ninety Percent of Data Centers are Either SOC 1 or SOC 2 Compliant
In our data center survey, we found that 90 percent of the colocations are SOC compliant. Also, the research showed:
1. 82 percent of the surveyed data centers choose to get SOC 1 (SSAE 16) certification only.
2. 6 percent of the surveyed data centers choose to get SOC1 (SSAE 16) and SOC 2 certification.
3. 3 percent of the surveyed data centers got SOC 3 certification.
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