January 19th, 2012: Data Center Knowledge
by Mike Klein
How does a user compare two different audited data centers? For now, the burden rests on the buyer to sort out the good from the bad. Users need to ask for the audit report and read it. There is a wealth of information in the SSAE 16 and SOC 2 audit reports that detail how rigorous the data center operator is in defining and adhering to processes and procedures that protect their data. As long as users only look for the SSAE 16 audit checkbox, operators will be tempted to use the least rigorous audit criteria to simply pass the audit.
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