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New SOC Reporting and Certification Options

New SOC Reporting and Certification Options

Previously (SAS 70 has been replaced by SSAE 16.  What does that mean for service providers and their customers?) I outlined the similarities and differences between SAS 70 and SSAE 16 audits.  Now I will highlight the reporting options available with SSAE 16 and the...

SAS 70 has been replaced by SSAE 16

SAS 70 has been replaced by SSAE 16

What does that mean for service providers and their customers? SAS 70 is the long-time audit standard that has been a “must” for service providers (data center operators, cloud providers, etc.) who have a need to test and validate their security controls. A SAS 70...

DRaaS – Does Your Business Have Disaster Recovery As A Service?

DRaaS – Does Your Business Have Disaster Recovery As A Service?

Disaster Recovery and DRaaS are not new concepts by any means, especially in IT, but for many companies disaster recovery is still a concept they feel is best served with backing up their data to their external hard drives and devices in their offices. Although...

Will Colocation Survive With The Rise Of The Cloud?

Will Colocation Survive With The Rise Of The Cloud?

Over the last 5 years there’s no denying that the demand for cloud services has been on the rise as more and more companies migrate their workloads and applications to various cloud hosting services online including pay as you go type models but, has the demand for...