NTT Communications Financial Data Center Earns
Uptime Institute Management & Operations
Stamp Of Approval
First Data Center Service Provider in Hong Kong to be Recognized for Operational Excellence and Professional Management
Hong Kong, 15 Feb 2017 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), today announced that its Hong Kong-based Financial Data Center Tower 2 (FDC2) received the Uptime Institute Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval. NTT Com is the first data center service provider in Hong Kong to earn this recognition, underscoring its commitment to operational excellence and efficiency as part of its Nexcenter brand promise for all of its global data centers.
The Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval involves a set of rigorous risk analysis and industry-specific evaluation criteria that recognize data centers for their management and operations capabilities, independent of their infrastructure. These include areas such as staffing and organization, training, maintenance, planning, management, etc. The thorough review examines the accountability, visibility and commitment across the company’s leadership and service operation teams, giving an ultimate assurance that the best practice is in place.
“We are honored to be the first service provider in Hong Kong to receive this award. The independent validation proves that our continual operational improvements to minimize downtime and improve reliability through 100% uptime with guaranteed SLAs at FDC2 are globally recognized. It is also a testament to our Nexcenter brand promise for all our data centers in Hong Kong and worldwide," said Taylor Man, Chief Technology Officer, NTT Com Asia.
The Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval builds on NTT Communications’ growing list of professional certifications and award portfolios for its Hong Kong data centers. These include compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a globally-recognized security standard for handing branded credit card transactions, and information storage and compliance with ISAE 3402 that meets financial services regulatory requirements for Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA).
“Together, they assure our customers that NTT Communications is investing in their long-term success. Our customers, especially financial service institutions, will benefit from our commitment in operational excellence, as we continue to innovate ourselves in an increasingly competitive and regulated environment,” Man added.
Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval -
NTT Communications Hong Kong Financial Data Center Tower 2 (FDC2)
About Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organization focused on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration, and independent certifications. Uptime Institute serves all stakeholders responsible for IT service availability through industry leading standards, education, peer-to-peer networking, consulting, and award programs delivered to enterprise organizations and third-party operators, manufacturers, and providers. Uptime Institute is recognized globally for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards & Certifications for Data Center Design, Construction, and Operational Sustainability along with its Management & Operations reviews, FORCSS® methodology, and Efficient IT Stamp of Approval.
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