Rackspace Managed Hosting
today announced that it has successfully completed an examination in
conformity with the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70),
Type II report that was performed by independent auditor, Ernst &
SAS 70 is an internationally recognized auditing
standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants. A SAS 70 examination evaluates a service organizationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s
controls as they relate to an audit of the financial statements of its
customers and is often required by public companies and their auditors.
RackspaceÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s SAS 70 certification enables the company to further its
expansion in the enterprise market by delivering certification of the
controls needed for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
processes, procedures and controls have been formally reviewed,
evaluated and meet SAS 70 standards. The audit evaluated RackspaceÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s
controls related to service delivery and operations, infrastructure
maintenance, customer implementation, change management, backup of
programs and data files and logical and physical data center access.
SAS 70 certification is the next level of RackspaceÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Fanatical
Support(TM) delivery and illustrates our commitment to the specific needs
of enterprise customers,” said John Engates, chief technology officer,
Rackspace Managed Hosting. “Rackspace customers can be confident that
our managed hosting services are consistent, safe and reliable and that
they are compliant with emerging regulatory mandates.”