Ascenty achieves ISO 22301 for its data centers operating in Brazil
Ascenty leverages the business continuity management seal to reinforce its competitive edge by having the widest range of certifications in the industry
With 28 dedicated units in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 19 in operation and nine under construction – Ascenty, leader of the Colocation market in Latin America, announced that it has received ISO 22301 certification, which attests to the excellence of the business continuity management system in all of its 18 operations in Brazil.
The seal joins Ascenty’s more than 100 certifications in environmental management and corporate social responsibility, which is a competitive differential in the data center sector. The company also has all its units classified as Tier 3 (TR3) – which endorses the data centers with the highest availability in the market – and holds the title of a “carbon neutral” company according to the Brazil GHG Protocol Program.
“ISO 22301 provides a framework control for business continuity management that reduces the likelihood of disruptive incidents in any department of the company, and leaves us prepared to act promptly and appropriately in the event of an occurrence, dramatically reducing the potential damage”, explains Fábio Trimarco, Compliance and Quality director at Ascenty. “This is a standard that puts us in a privileged position in the market, since the complexity of this certification, as well as the scope for 100% of our operation, qualify ISO 22301 as a standard with many details for implementation, resulting in few companies in the market that have it,” he adds.
Benefits of the certification include mitigation of the impacts of systems failure; adoption of appropriate and periodically tested processes for business continuity; reduction of response time and solution to critical incidents; and maintenance of activities even when critical incidents occur.
Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go tohttp://www.ascenty.com
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