It’s essential to keep your data centers at peak performance. It secures all of your mission-critical data that has to meet specific regulatory compliances.
Most organizations perform annual data center audits to get insight into:
But depending on your industry and business size, your data center will likely need more than one audit.
The most common data center audits involve the ISO 27000 series, which provides strict guidelines on security policies and operations.
Preparing for a data center audit can be time-consuming and complex. A data center checklist assessment is a good place to start. But it’s recommended that external consultants conduct the audits to avoid skewed results and internal bias.
Before moving forward with an external consultant, to save on time and money it's critical to prepare for a data center audit. A data center audit checklist assessment is a good place to start.
The following data center assessment checklist is a general list of areas to check in preparation for a data center assessment.
Most data center audits will cover most or all of these areas. Special-purpose audits, such as those for compliance with specific regulations or industry standards, may cover additional areas.
You can find an additional data center assessment questionnaire and data center audit checklist for these specialized audits online.
We have also prepared our own data center assessment checklist, which you can download here. We recommend that you print out this checklist and keep it handy for future reference.
Even with a comprehensive data center assessment checklist, preparing for an audit is a major undertaking. Unless you know the key criteria for any applicable audit, you shouldn’t go it alone.
For best results, consult with Quadbridge’s experts. Our team can help you prepare an actionable checklist that provides a complete audit of your data center operations while ensuring it adheres to all necessary compliance standards.
For more information, please contact us today.
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