IT organizations are under increasing pressure to deploy compliant hosting solutions that ensure physical security, data protection, identity management, application security, privacy and reliability. To address these requirements, a variety of regulatory frameworks have been enacted, largely with the goal of increasing security for federal agencies and across a variety of commercial industries:
Each of these compliance frameworks, as well as other industry and agency-specific compliance standards, has been enacted with the broader goal of ensuring the overall security, integrity and availability of critical IT systems and data.
These standards and a variety of others add additional compliance burden to organizations that participate in these industries. Simultaneously, broader IT trends, including the massive growth of data, migration toward high-density compute platforms, virtualization and data center consolidation are placing additional pressures on legacy enterprise data center facilities. In an environment of tightening IT budgets, building additional data center infrastructure or retrofitting existing facilities can be costly.
IT organizations are increasingly faced with a decision of whether to commit large amounts of capital towards building additional data center capacity or leasing data center space from a commercial data center provider. Faced with this choice, IT organizations are increasingly choosing to lease space from commercial providers. As a result, data center operators must be prepared to provide their customers with colocation and compliant hosting solutions that meet the requirements of a variety of regulatory frameworks in order to provide assurances to customers that their critical IT systems and data will remain secure.
That was the thinking behind the new IBX Vault, which (through our partnership with Equinix) is currently under construction next to our current Vault Data Center in Dulles, Va.
This 64,000 square foot data center is aimed at supporting industry-specific compliant hosting solutions for healthcare companies, federal agencies and commercial industries – including FISMA, DIACAP, HIPPA, SOX, and PCI. The IBX Vault will be the most secure compliant data center in the industry, providing the maximum security available to both federal and commercial customers.
Want to learn more? Join us for a free networking event on Thursday, April 12 from 6-8pm at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner, Va., where representatives from both Carpathia and Equinix will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have about the data center. We’ll also have an architectural model of the facility on hand - RSVP today!