Kao Data has announced it has successfully and simultaneously attained International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Accreditation for its London Campus.
The approval covers the four key standards to engage stakeholders throughout all aspects of data centre management and operations; ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001 with zero non-conformities. Kao Data boasts it is the UK’s leading entrant to the wholesale colocation data centre market, so standardisation is vital to its operations.
“With today’s heightened sensitivity to assured and secure data centre and data continuity, our customers and their end-users require a robust and independent validation that their chosen service provider is standards compliant across the board from corporate governance and regulatory requirements, to organisational resilience, proactive risk prevention, innovation and continual improvement,” commented Paul Finch, COO.
Kao Data certified on all key ISO Standards demonstrating strategic operations and platform delivery capability for wholesale colocation data centres. The company achieved simultaneous certification on ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001.
Compliance manager Jashan Babra commented: “Any organisation that has undertaken a single ISO standard certification will understand the amount of energy that Kao Data has invested to complete this enormous task.
“Our selected consultants and advisors, Keysource and Teamwork IMS, working along with UKAS Accreditors, Alcumus ISOQAR, ensured the broader Integrated Management System (IMS) was tailored to meet the specific needs of a data centre business. This focused approach allowed us to address this complex business programme developing and deploying the IMS within a ten-month timeframe,” Babra added.
“The Kao Data strategic platform is highly engineered, utilising 100% ‘free-cooling’ to reduce the complexity of both the mechanical and electrical systems. This results in an ultra-low PUE even at very low customer IT utilisation,” Paul Finch stated.
“Achieving compliance with ISO Standards is a customer-driven requirement which demonstrates the effectiveness of Kao Data’s business processes and commitment to improve operational performance, provide increased assurance and reduce the environmental impact of the business, as well as demonstrating a robust approach to managing information security.”
Visitors to Data Centre World at ExCel, London today can visit Kao Data on Stand C1746.