This entry, part of a group of 14 reports that cover the ins and outs of the data center industry, explores data center auditing and compliance.
The Data Center 101: Auditing and Compliance report offers an introduction to various auditing organizations relevant to the data center industry, such as the The American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) the worlds largest organization of accountants, or The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), which provides federal standards for federal agency data security practices. Even elements like data center cooling have organizations that publish standards for everything. In this case, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
After studying this report, you should be able to:
- Describe the key auditing organizations and their compliance requirements
- Communicate to your client the significance of a facility’s certifications
Just joining the industry or need to brush up on Data Center basics? See additional entries in our Data Center 101 Special Report Series, which covers topics like data center design, types, power, negotiating data center contracts and more.