SAS 70 audits have quickly become a high priority for data centers, co-location entities and managed service providers as of late. And there are plenty of reasons why this trend will continue go grow. The number of organizations that have buried the client server architecture is growing every day, resulting in a huge surge for data centers. In fact, most quality data centers in the United States are having little or no challenges in filling up their data center floor space. From traditional ping, power and pipe to fully managed services, data centers are becoming a necessity for most businesses today. As a result of this, their respective compliance requirements will continue to expand also. From SAS 70 to PCI DSS, just to name a few, data centers are being hit hard with the regulatory compliance bug.
Add to the fact that many data centers are now physically housing sensitive health care and financial information for many of their clients. As such, client requests for the security, confidentiality and integrity of this data are being validated via SAS 70 Type II audits. This “trend” if you want to call it that, will become a mandatory requirement for any data center seeking to grow and prosper in the coming years.
Visit the official SAS 70 Resource Guide to learn more about SAS 70 Type I and Type II audits.