SAS 70 Compliance for Data Center Providers

Nathan Hatch is President and CEO of C7 Data Centers, a privately held company focused on providing high-value data center solutions for colocation, disaster recovery, data backup and virtualization.
Nathan Hatch, C7 Data Centers

Customers want to know that they can trust their data center provider to meet the most rigorous controls standards, demanding accountability and transparency. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) created a “Statement of Auditing Standards” certification termed “SAS 70” to help customers know that their data center provider has effective internal controls in place for managing the design, implementation and execution of customer information.

The basic certification is called SAS 70 type I, which an independent service auditor assigns after a thorough review of the degree to which a data center provider fairly represents its services in regards to the operational controls that have been implemented to meet set objectives.

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.