NEW YORK – Verizon heeft ook dit jaar met succes het jaarlijkse SAS 70 Type II-certificering voor datacenters behaald waarmee het brede portfolio van cloud-based computing-diensten wordt ondersteund. Verizon´s "alles-as-a-service" cloudgebaseerde leveringsmodel wordt hiermee onderbouwd. Dit geldt ook voor hun vlaggenschip Computing as a Service. De SAS 70 Type II-certificering toont aan dat Verizon de processen, datacenters en benodigde infrastructuur wereldwijd kan beheren en aan klanten kan aanbieden.
SAS 70 is een algemeen erkend standaardcontrole en wordt uitgevoerd door een onafhankelijke derde partij, namelijk een accountantskantoor. Het onderzoek wordt verricht in overeenstemming met de normen die door het American Institute of Certified Public Accountants zijn opgesteld voor de behandeling van specifieke gebieden, bijvoorbeeld organisatiestructuur, bestuur en beheer, toegang tot voorzieningen; logische toegang tot systemen, netwerkdiensten, operationele processen en regels om het milieu te waarborgen.
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April 27, 2011 See below.
Verizon Completes SAS 70 Type II Examination of
Cloud Computing Data Centers
NEW YORK – Verizon has successfully completed the annual SAS 70 Type II examination of its data centers, which support the company’s broad portfolio of cloud-based computing services and underpin its “everything-as-a-service” cloud-based information-technology delivery model.
In addition, the company’s flagship cloud offering, Computing as a Service, also successfully completed the annual SAS 70 Type II examination.
SAS 70 is a widely recognized auditing standard performed by a third-party accounting firm. It 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; and operational processes and environmental safeguards. The examination demonstrates that Verizon has the controls and processes in place to manage and monitor the company’s data centers and critical infrastructure for its enterprise clients around the globe.
“Verizon understands that enterprises require a business-class cloud to truly harness the power of cloud computing,” said Kerry Bailey, Verizon group president, cloud strategy and services. “Our successful completion of industry-recognized examinations such as SAS 70 Type II are one more way in which we are demonstrating our ability to deliver on the promise of a true enterprise-class cloud – one that's architected to securely and reliably deliver critical business applications."
This is the second consecutive year that Verizon’s cloud computing data centers and its Computing as a Service (CaaS) offering delivered from the company’s facilities in Maryland and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, have successfully completed an annual SAS 70 Type II examination..
Outsourcing IT functions to Verizon 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 is leading the industry toward an “everything-as-a-service” (EaaS) model where cloud-based converged solutions are securely delivered through managed and professional services over the company’s global IP network. The EaaS platform – with Verizon’s high-IQ global IP network and data centers as its foundation – will enable enterprises to do business better by getting what they need, when they need it, where they need it. Visit the Verizon IT Solutions & Hosting website for more information.
Verizon is a global leader in driving better business outcomes for enterprises and government agencies. Verizon delivers integrated IT and communications solutions via its high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate. Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based "everything-as-a-service" delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-class solutions within the reach of every business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.
Kevin W. Irland
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