Equinix is committed to operating facilities that meet the rigorous standards and compliance needs of global businesses. Equinix works with several regulatory and standards organizations to ensure compliance—from operation of the data center to sustainability and environmental regulations.
The SSAE16 audit minimizes the need for multiple sets of auditors to separately examine the same set of controls that govern a third party's services. "SAS" is an acronym for Statement on Auditing Standards, which are standards issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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ISO is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. For Equinix, ISO certification means that we can offer products and services which meet and exceed the specifications of our customers by implementing the quality, safety, security, environmental and energy management standards with the widest possible acceptance in our sector.
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LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions. Select IBX data centers in the United States have received LEED certification.
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Equinix was one of the first companies globally and the first in the Americas to collaborate with Uptime Institute on site assessment service, contributing input on developing the program and providing feedback following a pilot run of the assessment at the Equinix campus in Ashburn, Va.
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