The main emphasis of the recertification was put to continuous adherence and further development of the Information Security Management System (ISMS) along First Colo’s entire value chain. Key elements of the audit were both the business’ internal processes as well as the interfaces to customers and suppliers. The data center got a positive evaluation in terms of documentation and continuous development of the ISMS, the SOP’s (Standard Operation Procedures) and the BCM (Business Continuity Management) in all fields. All previously set KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) in the areas of confidentiality, integrity and availability were either met or exceeded in both quality and quantity.
The power supply of the First Colo data centers is provided from 100% green power during regular operation. Therefore, only renewables are used. To achieve this, First Colo uses the ÖkoBasis product of the Frankfurt-based energy provider mainova AG.
This very product is certified by TÜV Süd, guaranteeing 100% green power from renewables. The requirements are verified according to “VdTÜV Basic Guideline for Green Power Products” of the leaflet “Energie 1304 Version 10.2014”.