TROY, Mich., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local colocation provider Waveform Technology announced today the successful completion of a SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards number 70) audit of Waveform's Troy Michigan Data Center.
Godfry Hammel, Danneels & Company, P.C. performed the independent audit, which verified controls concerning data center environmental monitoring, physical security, and system availability. A SAS 70 certification has become standard in the data center industry as a sign of stable uptime, mature data center management, and dependable data security.
"Until now there weren't many options for SAS 70 certified colocation here in Michigan," said Waveform Technology representative Noel Montales. "Some service providers offered it, yes, but at a price point that most small and medium sized businesses simply couldn't afford. Our goal has always been to provide enterprise level colocation that is cost effective for our clients. The SAS 70 audit gives our clients even more confidence in the data center, and the assurance that the proper controls that ensure availability and security are in place. We're happy that we've managed to accomplish this without raising our prices."
Waveform Technology also operates the only SAS 70 certified data center in Michigan that focuses solely on providing colocation. "Most of the other data center operators here in Michigan focus on selling products such as web hosting or consulting," Montales continued, "while our focus has always been on infrastructure. This keeps our pricing low, and our attention where it needs to be: uptime. It also means our customers, who are often web hosts and consultants themselves, don't have to compete with their data center operator."
SAS 70 certification indicates that a data center operator has codified and verified controls in place to ensure uptime. Waveform Technology's SAS 70 certification is the result of a third party physical audit of Waveform's Michigan Data Center that included the security and operational systems and protocols in use.
About Waveform Technology LLC:
Waveform Technology is a privately held facilities-based Internet service provider and data center operator based in Troy, Michigan. Waveform offers a wide range of data services throughout southeast Michigan and operates a 400 mile fiber network. Waveform's Troy Data Center is a world class facility that provides colocation for tenants of all sizes. More information is available at http://www.michigan-colocation.com or by calling 248-784-7000.
SOURCE Waveform Technology