High quality is the basis of everything what Datacenter.com does.
Datacenter.com’s certifications and ratings reflect the quality of our security, operations, engineering excellence and energy efficiency of our data centers. Hence Datacenter.com takes industry certification seriously.
We perform several audits per year on each of our data centers. External auditing validates that Datacenter.com maintains stringent compliance standards for data center operations, security and reliability. We know that attaining and maintaining leading industry awards and accreditations makes Datacenter.com a very low risk option to deploy their IT into.
An extensive description of the certifications and memberships can be found below.
ISO 9001:2015 outlines a process-oriented approach to documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective quality management within an organization. Datacenter.com has undergone a systematic, independent examination of our quality system to determine whether the activities and outputs comply with ISO 9001:2015. As a result we provide constant the highest level of quality to our clients.
Datacenter.com understands like no other that by using our services you are putting an important part of your business in our hands. That’s why all Datacenter.com employees are screened and have a declaration of good behavior from the local government (proof of no criminal activity in the past).
Information Security Management (ISO27001)
Datacenter.com has achieved ISO27001 certification covering both corporate policies and procedures, as well as those of all our operating data centers. The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification is one of the most stringent certifications for information security controls and confirms the information security controls and other forms of risk treatment are in place to detect and defend against potential data system vulnerabilities.
Datacenter.com uses a continuous security improvement approach to all information security objectives. This includes the continuous identification, grading, control and maintenance of risks. Datacenter.com is assessed and regularly audited by independent third parties against the ISO27000 standard to ensure that high standards are maintained continuously.
ISAE 3402 Type II
The International Standards for Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3402 is an international assurance standard for reporting on controls at service organizations to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors and fraudulent practices. It became effective on June 15, 2011, largely in response to the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and it defines the standards an auditor must employ to assess the contracted internal controls of a service organization. An extension and expansion of SAS 70, it is similar to SSAE 16 in focus but international in scope, making it key for Multinational Corporation (MNC) to track cross-border business activities.
Businesses that use service organizations like Datacenter.com that have been audited for ISAE 3402 compliance have a higher level of trust and confidence in that organizations controls and operational capabilities. Additionally, entity’s that are being audited themselves for ISAE 3402, SSAE 16, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance or similar law or regulation will find it easier to comply with requirements when using an ISAE 3402-audited service organization. This will speed compliance and reduce the cost of compliance.
By complying to the ISAE 3402 Type II standards, Datacenter.com demonstrates that is has well-established an internal control framework that is operating effectively.
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) (PCI DSS)
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard governed by the PCI Security Standards Council. The Council was founded by the major payment brands – American Express, Discover, Visa, JCB and MasterCard. The PCI DSS is a comprehensive set of standards that require merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to strict information security controls and processes.
An external assessment is completed each year by a Quality Service Assessor (QSA) to validate Datacenter.com’s compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) version 3.2 as a “Level 1” service provider for our colocation services. The scope of Datacenter.com’s assessment includes physical security and related policies including destruction of media at our data center facilities.
ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. Datacenter.com has been awarded ISO 14001:2015, an internationally recognized standard for the environmental management of the business. This includes the use of natural resources, handling and treatment of waste and energy consumption. Datacenter.com is committed to running data centers as energy efficiently as possible and reducing its impact on the environment wherever possible.
Uptime Institute Tier III Certified
Datacenter.com AMS1 has as only data center in Amsterdam successfully obtained the Uptime Institute Tier III Certification of Design Documents Award for the the successul completion of the formal audit of the Datacenter.com AMS1 data center facility.