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RagingWire Successfully Completes SSAE 16 Type II Audit With Zero Exceptions(November 30, 2011)
SACRAMENTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/11 -- RagingWire Data Centers, the nation's premier data center provider, announced today that it has successfully completed its latest Statement on Standards and Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) audit with zero exceptions. The Type II audit was completed for the period between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011, and was performed by a nationally recognized independent auditing firm.
"Successfully transitioning to the new SSAE 16 standard is a critical operational milestone," said Jason Weckworth, RagingWire's vice president of data center operations. "It allows our customers to maintain continued confidence in our data center operations while being assured that their infrastructure environment remains compliant with the latest industry reporting standard."
The SSAE 16 audit covers RagingWire's CA1 and CA2 facilities, which comprise nearly a half million square feet of data center capacity in northern California. RagingWire makes all auditing and compliance documentation and reports available to customers upon request. RagingWire plans to begin the SSAE16 audit process at their new VA1 data center in Ashburn, Virginia, upon its completion during Q1 2012.
"SSAE 16 is a valuable assurance standard for data centers and their customers," said Chris Schellman, President of BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc. "RagingWire's adoption of this standard symbolizes their commitment to industry compliance and operational excellence."
SSAE 16 replaced the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) effective June 15, 2011. Widely accepted as the more rigorous and comprehensive standard, there are two types of SSAE 16 audits. A Type I audit is a point-in-time audit, while a Type II audit is more exhaustive and includes in-depth testing of controls and practices over a minimum six-month period. RagingWire has completed annual independent third party Type II audits for seven consecutive years to demonstrate the operational effectiveness of its quality controls, operational practices, and hosting services while meeting the very latest regulatory requirements for secure data center operations.
RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc. provides highly customized and flexible collocation solutions to meet the needs of high-density, data-intensive enterprise companies. RagingWire operates N+2 redundant, highly secure Enterprise Data Center campuses in California and Northern Virginia engineered to provide "five nines" (99.999%) availability and highly scalable power and cooling in conjunction with managed IT solutions for companies with mission critical IT systems. Outsourcing to RagingWire's carrier-neutral data centers enables clients to reduce operating costs, be more efficient, and improve time to market. More information is available at www.ragingwire.com.
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