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Fujitsu Elevates Standard for Cloud Security

News facts:
  • First Enterprise Operations Centre to receive a successful Type 2 SOC 2 attestation and ISO 27001 certification in the region
  • Fujitsu is strengthening every aspect of its cloud portfolio to accelerate customer’s innovation and bring peace of mind to enterprises taking their businesses to the cloud
  • The FUJITSU Cloud meets the highest security standards and support the unique mix of the needs of every client through a robust portfolio
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, September 22, 2015 Fujitsu today announced that its Trinidad Enterprise Operations Centre (EOC) has successfully achieved a Type 2 SOC 2 attestation, after being thoroughly tested by independent auditors. This verifies that Fujitsu’s information security practices, policies, procedures and operations of the EOC meet or exceed the SOC 2 criteria for Security, Availability and Confidentiality. This is in addition to being ISO 27001 certified. Fujitsu sets itself apart from the growing ecosystem of cloud providers by being the first in the region to achieve the combination of these certifications, thereby elevating the standard for the security of their cloud services.
“Completing the Type 2 SOC 2 audit demonstrates our ongoing commitment to security and underscores the investment we’ve made to keep our customers’ data and systems safe. Our customers canbe assured that the highest level of internal controls and security are established and maintained,” said Evan Hemans, EVP, Core Services for Fujitsu Caribbean, Central America and Mexico. “These accomplishments are a further testament of our security-driven approach to service excellence and cements our position as the premiere facility in the region capable of securely delivering highly available cloud services, to our valued clients’’.
These credentials add to the Tier III Certifications awarded to Fujitsu by Uptime Institute for its flagship Data Centre (DC) facility also located in Trinidad. The Tier III Design and Facility Certifications for the Barataria Trinidad Data Centre were achieved in 2013. Fujitsu also received its Type 1 SOC 2 in 2014, for its Enterprise Operations Centre. 
“To be the first Data Centre in Trinidad, demonstrates our commitment to innovation and excellence. Our Tier III Certifications from Uptime Institute provide independent authoritative validation that Fujitsu is taking the necessary steps to ensure continuous availability. These together with the EOC’s independent Type 2 SOC 2 attestation and ISO 27001 certification exemplify our focus on security and further ensures 'confidence in the cloud.' For cloud customers this is vital, because they need assurance that their business and mission-critical applications are hosted in a reliable and secure facility. The Facility Certification by Uptime Institute also means that customers have proof of a comprehensive infrastructure review of our DC infrastructure, before using Fujitsu's Cloud services,” said Andres Thomas, VP, Data Centre & Infrastructure Services, Fujitsu Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.
Chris Brown, Global Tier Authority for Uptime Institute noted, “It was a pleasure working with the local team onsite. The value of Tier Certification of Constructed Facility is to verify the Concurrent Maintainability throughout the site infrastructure. The successful outcome is a testament to their preparedness and capabilities. We applaud Fujitsu for its leadership in Trinidad by being the first to achieve both Design and Constructed Facility Tier III Certifications and adhering to the standards of a world class data centre.”
The Trinidad DC has been supporting clients globally, without disruption, for more than five years with its purpose-built, secure, reliable and cost effective environments for clients of all sizes. Fujitsu is equipping itself to support customers wherever they are on their cloud journey, by building the broadest portfolio in the industry. The Fujitsu Cloud delivers an agile Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Backup as a Service (BaaS) solutions, which are part of a full Fujitsu cloud portfolio that includes assessment and advisory services, which help to identify the right cloud environment to manage business-specific workloads, as well as migration, platform products and software solutions, all delivered “as-a-service” across a variety of cloud platforms. Working with the Fujitsu team to craft a solution tailored to meet a variety of specific business requirements, Fujitsu cloud solutions deliver capex-free agility and scalability for the enterprise, offering world-class security, reliability, compliance and simple configuration, monitoring and web-based management. A highly-trained technical team manages the DC facility where the cloud services are hosted, while an Enterprise Operations Centre manages the IT infrastructure 24 by 7 by 365; securing a highly available service.
“Building on a solid foundation of delivering robust and innovative ICT solutions and services, the company continues to work hard to maintain its growing reputation as a trusted cloud partner in the region. Our focus has always been to offer the broadest choice of cloud services, that are highly available and secure’’, added Mr. Hemans. “Our steadfast commitment to improving and expanding our data centre capabilities is the reason why governments, financial services and utilities companies across the region, choose Fujitsu to host their critical systems and trust us to deliver high-quality managed services enabling them to focus on growing and improving their core business”.
Fujitsu owns more than 85 data centres and operates more than 130 across the globe, representing 1.4 million square feet of data centre capacity. The facilities are strategically located throughout the globe in important regions including Asia, Europe, A

About Tier III Certification

Uptime Institute's Tier Classification System (I-IV) is the international standard for ensuring a data centre is designed and built to supply the uptime required by the business and its customers. Uptime Institute's Tier Certification is a globally applicable and recognizable validation of a data centre’s capability to perform maintenance or respond to a fault without affecting the data centre’s availability. It is the only valid Certification in accordance with the Tier Classification System. A Tier III data centre requires no shutdowns for equipment replacement and maintenance. A redundant delivery path for power and cooling is added to the redundant critical components so that each component needed to support the IT processing environment can be shut down and maintained without impact on the IT operation.

About ISO 27001 Certification

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization.  It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization.The information security management system preserves the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying a risk management proc

About SOC 2 Reporting

The Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Report is a report on controls at a service organization relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, or Privacy as set forth in TSP section 100, Trust Services Principles, Criteria, and Illustrations for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy (AICPA, Technical Practice Aids). Trust principles predefine the criteria businesses must meet, making it easier for business owners to know what compliance needs are required and for users of the report to read and assess the adequacy. These reports are available in two types: Type 1, report on management’s description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design of controls and Type 2, report on management’s description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls. For more information about SOC 2 audits, see the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants website.

For Further Information

Online resources

Fujitsu Caribbean Homepage: http://www.fujitsu.com/caribbean

Twitter: http://twitter.com/fujitsu_carib

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Caribbean

Fujitsu Caribbean is a wholly owned subsidiary of the US$47-billion Fujitsu Group and a part of Fujitsu North America. We integrate the core expertise of our global organization, skilled resources and business partners to deliver Business and Application Services and Cloud Solutions that continuously evolve to respond to our customer’s complex business and technology issues. Focused on the Financial Services, Telecommunications and Government sectors we simplify IT for our customers and build more value into their IT investments. Fujitsu is the world’s third largest IT Services Company and has been operating in the Caribbean for over 60 years. We are managed by a regional executive team, with offices in Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Mexico; including business agents in the Bahamas, St. Vincent, Haiti, Anguilla, Antigua, Dominican Republic and Grenada, to serve the entire region. Fujitsu Caribbean has delivered and currently supports mission critical ICT solutions and networks across the English-speaking islands of the Caribbean and is rapidly expanding into Central America. For more information on Fujitsu Caribbean, visit www.fujitsu.com/caribbean/

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Vice President, Marketing & Communications


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Uptime Institute ­­– The Global Data Center Authority®, a division of The 451 Group, has office locations in the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, U.K., Spain, U.A.E., Russia, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. Visit www.uptimeinstitute.com for more information.

Date: 22 September, 2015
City: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Company: Fujitsu Caribbean, Central America and Mexico