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Inland Fiber & Data Achieves Data Center Industry’s Top CertificationMonday, November 14 2011

Inland Fiber & Data (IF&D) has successfully completed the data center operator’s Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements Number 16 (SSAE 16) review and audit, and has received certification, verifying data center controls under the new standard. Administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, SSAE 16 replaces SAS 70 as the authoritative guidance for reporting on service organizations. The evaluation was conducted by the independent auditing firm Align.

“We’re committed to operating our data centers and facilities at a level that meets or exceeds the highest industry and regulatory standards,” commented Ingram Leedy, Managing Partner of Inland Fiber & Data.

Align performed an independent audit and extensive testing of control activities and effectiveness at IF&D’s facilities, with a full assessment of oversight by executive management, operations and customer service, development and information technology organization, human resources policies, and procedures and risk assessment monitoring.

IF&D’s SSAE 16 designation is significant as a growing number of organizations find that they operate more efficiently and profitably by outsourcing data center functions to service organizations that have the personnel, expertise and technology to accomplish these tasks.

Inland Fiber & Data is an owner and operator of data center, colocation and disaster recovery facilities in Winter Haven, Florida and Denver, Colorado. Offerings provided by Inland include wholesale data center, private data suites and traditional colocation. Inland is also a provider of Private Cloud Services including hosted storage through its “Storage on a Wire” Solution.

Inland’s primary facilities in Winter Haven, Florida include over 40,000 square feet of data center and disaster recovery space and approximately 45,000 square feet of carrier and telco hotel facilities. Carrier grade facilities with fiber rich environments suit organizations seeking geo-security and system flexibility.

For Inland Fiber & Data information, visit www.inlandfiber.com.

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