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  • 27 May 2011 10:25

Verizon Completes SAS 70 Type II Examinations of Its Data Centres Around the Globe

Verizon has successfully completed the annual SAS 70 Type II examinations of its data centres around the globe

Verizon Completes SAS 70 Type II Examinations of Its Data Centres Around the Globe

Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 27 May 2011 – Verizon has successfully completed the annual SAS 70 Type II examinations of its data centres around the globe, which support the company’s colocation, managed hosting and application management services. Many of these offerings underpin Verizon’s “everything-as-a-service,” or EaaS, cloud-based delivery model.

SAS 70 is a widely recognised auditing standard performed by a certified public accounting firm. It is conducted in accordance with the standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. These reports included the examination of specific areas such as: organisational structure, governance and administration; physical access to facilities; logical access to systems; network services; and operational processes and environmental safeguards. The results of these examinations demonstrate that Verizon has the controls and processes in place to manage and monitor its data centres and infrastructure for enterprises around the globe.

“Verizon provides advanced, business-class IT and hosting services to enterprise clients spanning the globe,” said Kerry Bailey, group president – enterprise cloud strategy and services, Verizon. “Given the nature of a SAS 70 Type II examination, we believe our successful completion further differentiates Verizon in the marketplace while providing tangible proof of our commitment to delivering unsurpassed value, performance and security.”

SAS 70 Type II examinations were recently completed for the following Verizon data centres:

• Verizon Colocation Premium Data Centres – Fifteen of Verizon’s premium Internet data centres in North America – including facilities in California, Georgia, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia – completed successful examinations for the sixth consecutive year. A facility in Irving, Texas, passed its examination for the third year. Also successfully examined were five premium data centres in four cities (Hong Kong, Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney); six centres in five cities (Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London and Milan); and two in Canada.

• Verizon Remote IP Application Management Centres – For the sixth consecutive year, remote operations centres in San Francisco and London, and data centres in the U.S. (California and Texas) successfully completed the annual examination. Remote operations centres in Germany and India were successfully examined for the second time.

• Verizon Managed Hosting Centres – This marks the 10th consecutive year for successful examination of Verizon’s U.S.- and U.K.-based managed hosting centres, called Smart Centres. It also marks the third year for the company’s Smart Centres in Japan and Germany. In addition, last month Verizon announced that it had successfully completed the second annual SAS 70 Type II examination of its cloud computing data centres and Computing as a Service (CaaS) offering.

Outsourcing IT responsibilities to Verizon enables enterprise clients to benefit from high availability and exceptional performance while controlling costs. All Verizon facilities are staffed with skilled engineers, advanced operations platform technology and standards-based processes to manage customers’ essential infrastructure and applications.

Verizon’s portfolio of IT and hosting solutions provides customers with the ability to improve IT infrastructure and boost application performance in today’s complex and dynamic business environment. Visit the Verizon IT Solutions & Hosting website for more information.

Verizon is a global leader in driving better business outcomes for enterprises and government agencies. Verizon delivers integrated IT and communications solutions via its high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate. Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based “everything-as-a-service” delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-class solutions within the reach of every business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 104 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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