21st Century Technologies Limited has become the first data centre in Africa to achieve Multi-tier cloud security (MTCS) standard.
This standard describes the relevant cloud computing security practices and controls for public cloud users, public cloud service providers, auditors and certifiers.
With this new milestone, 21st Century Technologies Data Centre has become the most certified data centre in Africa with eight top certifications.
Its Chief Technical Officer, Digital Encode- 21st Century Compliance Advisory Consultant, Oluseyi Akindeinde, said the MTCS standard is the world’s first cloud security standard that covers multiple tiers of cloud security.
“It can be adopted by Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to meet different cloud user needs for data sensitivity and business criticality. This certificate is a strong indicator that 21st century technologies Ltd consistently has its customers’ interest at the core of its business operations and is committed to securing customer information as well as maintaining a safe and secure environment for customer data,” he said.
The Chief Executive Officer, 21st Century Technologies, Wale Ajisebutu, said 21st Century Technologies Data Centre is Tier IV designed, allowing all active capacity and distribution components to be concurrently maintainable.
“This allows preventive and corrective maintenance activities to be carried out without service downtime.
Sufficient power and cooling capacity are available to simultaneously support the load on one path while performing maintenance or testing on the other. Multiple power generators and back-up power ensure that uptime guarantee is achieved,” Ajisebutu said.
The Chief Operating Officer, Digital Encode, Wale Obadare, noted that 21st Century Technologies had been positioned to deliver reliable and uptime data centre services to businesses in Nigeria and Africa.
“The multiple certifications of 21st Century Technologies Data Centre demonstrate compliance to globally accepted standards on high availability, commitment towards the security and protection of the information assets of the company and its customers, and provides assurance of the quality of the Data Centre’s infrastructure and ability to react to disruptions due to unplanned activities,” Obadare said.
21st Century is today the most certified data centre in Africa with eight certifications which include: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) which certifies the Data center to process payment card information, ISO 9001 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001 for Information Security Management System, ISO 20000 that certifies the Data Centre for Service Management System, ISO 22301 that certifies the Data Centre in Business Continuity Management System , ISO 14001 that certifies the Data Centre for Environmental Management System. Others are ISO 18001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management System and MCTS – Multi–Tier Cloud Computing Management System.