Green House Data, one of the nation’s
first 100% green data centers offering cloud hosting and colocation
services, announced today that they have achieved compliance with the
AICPA’s Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16,
Type II. The audit was performed by Linford & Co, LLP, a full
service Certified Public Accounting firm who specialize in performing
SSAE 16/SOC audits for organizations across North America, Europe and
Asia. The company has found that Green House Data has met or exceeded
the expectations and is fully compliant to the standard.
security and compliance for our customers is of critical importance we
decided to pursue this accreditation.” stated Shawn Mills, President of
Green House Data, "The combination of the SSAE 16, Type II Attestation
with VMware technology, sustainability and affordability offered by
Green House Data will put our data center high above our competition.”
SSAE audit of Green House Data reviewed the policies and procedures of
the company in order to verify that the organization has put in place
controls to mitigate risk and deliver high performance services. The
audit analyzed multiple aspects of the company’s entity-level,
Information technology and client controls.
Being SSAE 16, Type II Compliant
positions Green House Data to attract more organizations within the health
care, government and banking sectors as they stipulate a demonstrated level of
compliancy through their highly regulated processes.
For more information visit: www.greenhousedata.com.
For questions regarding the recent SSAE 16 audit certification of Green House Data, contact 866.995.3282.
About the SSAE 16, Type II Attestation
15, 2011 was the date that the SSAE 16 officially replaced the now
obsolete SAS 70. The key differences between SAS 70 and SSAE 16, Type
II are that the SSAE 16 aligns the United States service organization
reporting standards with the International Standard for Engagement, ISAE
3402. There is also the addition of a management assertion section
within the audit report regarding design and operating effectiveness.
Additionally, the SSAE 16 Type II requires tracking changes to controls,
documentation on what changes are made and who approves them.
SSAE 16 has two varieties: Type I or Type II. Type II, which Green
House Data has achieved, is the most important as it verifies that for
at least a six month time frame, the data center capably operates with
both internal control design proficiency and operational effectiveness.
Type I only measures for a point in time and does not audit operational
About Green House Data
Green House Data
is one of the nation’s first high-density data center facilities powered
by 100% renewable wind energy. The company’s green data center offers
premium high-availability cloud hosting and colocation services without
the high price tag. Additional services from Green House Data include
managed servers, managed storage, dedicated infrastructure, disaster
recovery and offsite backup.