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Fujitsu elevates standard for Cloud security

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Evan Hemans

Fujitsu, on Tuesday, announced that its Trinidad Enterprise Operations Centre (EOC) has successfully achieved a Type 2 SOC 2 (Service Organisation Control) attestation, after being thoroughly tested by independent auditors.

This verifies that Fujitsu's information security practices, policies, procedures and operations of the EOC meet or exceed the SOC 2 criteria for security, availability and confidentiality.

This is in addition to being ISO 27001-certified. Fujitsu sets itself apart from the growing ecosystem of cloud providers by being the first in the region to achieve the combination of these certifications, thereby elevating the standard for the security of their cloud services.

"Completing the Type 2 SOC 2 audit demonstrates our ongoing commitment to security and underscores the investment we've made to keep our customers' data and systems safe. Our customers can be assured that the highest level of internal controls and security are established and maintained," said Evan Hemans, executive vice-president for Core Services for Fujitsu Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.

"These accomplishments are a further testament of our security-driven approach to service excellence and cement our position as the premier facility in the region capable of securely delivering highly available cloud services to our valued clients''.

These credentials add to the Tier III Certifications awarded to Fujitsu by Uptime Institute for its flagship Data Centre (DC) facility, also located in Trinidad.

"To be the first data centre in Trinidad demonstrates our commitment to innovation and excellence. Our Tier III Certifications from Uptime Institute provide independent authoritative validation that Fujitsu is taking the necessary steps to ensure continuous availability," Hemans noted.

"The Facility Certification by Uptime Institute also means that customers have proof of a comprehensive infrastructure review of our DC infrastructure, before using Fujitsu's Cloud services," said AndrÈs Thomas, vice-president, Data Centre and Infrastructure Services, Fujitsu Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.

Fujitsu owns more than 85 data centres and operates more than 130 across the globe, representing 1.4 million square feet of data centre capacity. The facilities are strategically located throughout the globe in important regions, including Asia, Europe, Australia, United States, and the Caribbean.