Carpathia Achieves ISO Certification for Colocation Services
DULLES, VA – October 20, 2015 — Carpathia, a trusted provider of compliant hybrid cloud services and managed hosting, today announced that it has achieved an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for colocation services at Carpathia’s ultra-secure, northern Virginia Vault facility, one of the industry’s most advanced data centers built to meet a superset of federal compliance and security mandates.
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 formally specifies a management system that is intended to bring information security under explicit management control. Because ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is a formal specification that mandates specific requirements, organizations that have adopted it can be formally audited and certified as compliant with the standard.
The new certification is an important addition to Carpathia/QTS’ compliance accreditations. It was achieved as part of a Customer agreement with GovDelivery, a leading provider of secure cloud-based solutions for the public sector. GovDelivery had selected Carpathia to enable them to meet NIST 800-53 and AT101 SOC2 requirements.
QTS’ global cloud-enabled systems infrastructure (CESI) platform now includes Carpathia’s cloud-enabled managed hosting services that have evolved with each iteration of NIST standards and other stringent and diverse requirements, to deliver compliance across FedRAMP, FISMA, DoD RMF/DIACAP, HIPAA/HI-TECH, and PCI, among others. Carpathia’s highly compliant infrastructure-as-a-service platform expands QTS’ ability to provide cloud enabled managed hosting services as well as develop new hybrid cloud solutions on top of existing colocation infrastructure.
“QTS is committed to providing the largest selection of compliance services for our growing enterprise and Federal Government customer base,” said Peter Weber, Chief Product Officer. “The new ISO 27001 certification further augments our status as one of the most compliant platforms for delivering flexible and scalable IT infrastructure services globally.”
QTS acquired Carpathia in June 2015 and the combined company has oriented its business model around delivering IT infrastructure solutions that meet and exceed commercial, federal civilian, military, and Intelligence Community compliance mandates. With the addition of Carpathia, QTS now holds a number of certifications and accreditations across multiple federal agencies and programs and has achieved more than 50 Authorizations to Operate (ATO).
QTS/Carpathia Compliance Standards met:
• FedRAMP – via VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia™ and QTS Federal Cloud
• Department of Defense Information Technology Risk Management Framework (DoD RMF)/ Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP)
• National Institute of Science and Technology Special Pub 800-53 R4 (All baselines)
• Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
• Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
• Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
• Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
• AT801 SOC1
GovDelivery’s Communications Cloud solution currently enables more than 1,000 public sector organizations worldwide to connect with more people and to get those people to take action. Their platform plays an important role in helping government agencies better serve their citizens, so delivering always-on, secure and compliant communications is critical.
“Carpathia provides GovDelivery with exceptional levels of compliance and government market expertise required for us to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Gerry Hansen, Vice President of Cloud Operations, GovDelivery. “The new ISO 27001 certification is critical to our success and we are particularly pleased that Carpathia was able to complete the certification four months ahead of schedule which was no small undertaking.”
GovDelivery empowers government to create better lives for more people. More than 1,000 organizations worldwide use the GovDelivery platform and network to inform and engage over 80 million people. GovDelivery is the only digital marketing platform built exclusively for public sector organizations in order to promote usage of services, enhance public awareness, and increase the contributions and involvement of citizen communities. GovDelivery is an Actua (Nasdaq: ACTA) company. For more information, visit www.govdelivery.com.
About Carpathia – A QTS Company
Carpathia is a leading provider of trusted hybrid cloud and managed hosting services, providing secure, reliable and compliant IT infrastructure and management for some of the world’s most demanding enterprises and federal agencies. As part of QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) Carpathia’s colocation and compliant cloud platform strengthens QTS’ existing, fully integrated real estate and technology services platform, known as QTS’ 3C’s: custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3). QTS and Carpathia share a common vision for providing the highest levels of customer collaboration and support. Backed by a consultative services approach that is unmatched in the industry, QTS and Carpathia are highly focused on high-touch 24x7 global support ensuring optimum performance and reliability for over 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Contact Carpathia at 1.888.200.9494, or visit www.carpathia.com for more information.