Data Centers Canada achieves SSAE 16 compliance at its Toronto North Data Center Facility

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Data Centers Canada a data center provider which operates, develops and manages Canadian real estate for the purpose of providing turn-key data center solutions including colocation and disaster recovery solutions for enterprises, today announced that it has successfully achieved SSAE 16 compliance at its Toronto North Data Center Facility.

The SSAE 16 attestation standard which replaced the legacy SAS70 industry standard is governed by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  The attestation process validates the internal controls of service organizations (including data center providers) based on the company's technology, business processes, physical security and infrastructure.

"We are extremely pleased in achieving this accolade", noted Tony Di Benedetto, Managing Partner at Data Centers Canada.  "This achievement reinforces our commitment to providing operational excellence to our clients.  Achieving SSAE certification validates our mandate on providing world class facilities to house mission critical data and infrastructure.", added Di Benedetto.

Independent consulting firm, Assure Professional performed the comprehensive SOC 1 type 2 audit of Data Centers Canada's Toronto North Facility that included testing of its various controlled environments including; security, operations, management, infrastructure and network operations.  "We were very pleased with the operational platform Data Centers Canada operates", commented Juan Vargas, Senior IT Security Auditor at Assure Professional.  "The quality and scope of the various controls and systems in place at the Toronto North Facility have proven that this data center facility operates at the highest standards of excellence."

Data Centers Canada's Toronto North Facility based in Vaughan, Ontario Canada is a 20,000 square foot facility which provides data center colocation services to various enterprises globally including; Government, Fortune 1000 and numerous Technology Service Providers.  The Toronto North Facility provides a flexible and scalable data center platform which allows enterprises to house their mission critical or disaster recovery infrastructure in a secure, resilient data center footprint in the Canadian geography.

About Data Centers Canada (DCC)
Data Centers Canada is a Canadian based data center owner / operator which provides turn-key data center solutions including colocation and disaster recovery solutions for enterprises who seek to cost effectively expand their data center capacity or outsource existing data center operations.

SOURCE: Data Centers Canada

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