TelecityGroup Netherlands has been awarded the ‘AMS-IX certified data centre’ accreditation from the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). The AMS-IX certificate, which complements TelecityGroup’s existing ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accreditations for security and quality management, demonstrates the premium standard of the Group’s data centre facilities.
AMS-IX established its accreditation in 2009 to give organisations an objective means of measuring the quality of data centres that offer AMS-IX connection points. As existing international standards do not meet specific local requirements, the AMS-IX certification was developed to meet the specific needs of the Dutch market. Independent UK consulting company Capitoline LLP audits the data centres on AMS-IX’s behalf.
Job Witteman, CEO at AMS-IX, says: “To develop the accreditation we reviewed existing standards to extract the most relevant elements, before adding criteria that are crucial to our local market. We have ensured the auditing process is extremely thorough; existing accreditations are not taken into consideration, and every point is checked by our independent auditors. Of all colocation providers where our access switches are located, the TelecityGroup location in Amsterdam South East was the largest in 2009. This audit has proved that in addition to this scale, they also take an extremely professional approach to quality management.”
Alexandra Schless, Managing Director TelecityGroup Netherlands: “AMS-IX and TelecityGroup have had a strong working relationship for many years, and after an expansion last February we again doubled the number of AMS-IX connection points in our data centres. This AMS-IX quality mark is a valuable confirmation of the premium standard of our facilities, and a new milestone in our successful relationship.”