Data center operator Cavern Technologies announced on Monday it has successfully completed the SSAE 16 Type II audit for its data center in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
The move comes a few months after Cavern expanded the data center with 16 additional private data suites ranging from 150 to 2,000 square feet.
This extensive audit was conducted by independent CPA firm Mayer Hoffman McCann. Having replaced SAS 70 on June 15, 2011, SSAE 16 is 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.
Cavern Technologies has completed annual independent third party Type II to demonstrate the operational effectiveness of its quality controls, operational practices, and hosting services while meeting the latest regulatory requirements for secure data center operations.
“Passing the SSAE 16 audit demonstrates Cavern Technologies commitment to our current and prospective customers,” Cavern president John Clune said in a statement. “They can be confident that Cavern Technologies is operating in a transparent and professional manner consistent with the highest control guidelines and standards in the data center industry. Cavern’s data center clients may use our SSAE 16 Type II report as a substitute for performing first hand testing in conjunction with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, or other compliance obligations.”
Cavern Technologies specializes in the development, leasing and operation of build-to-suit wholesale data centers.
The data center is located 125-feet underground in a 3-million-square-foot facility designed for energy efficiency, housed in an environmentally regulated, secure infrastructure.