AMS-IX Data Centre Standard and Audits, Netherlands

Capitoline has used all of its data centre expertise in developing a data centre business continuity audit for the Amsterdam Internet Exchange, or AMS-IX as it is known.

AMS-IX is the largest internet exchange in Europe. Data centres wishing to connect into the AMS-IX network must first prove that their level of availability is going to be adequate and at the same level as other connecting entities. To prove this they must undergo a business continuity audit against the Standard written and developed by Capitoline in association with AMS-IX.

The Capitoline/AMS-IX audit is a unique combination of good design and good operational and management techniques. The Capitoline/AMS-IX audit standard covers

  • Security of power supply
  • Security, redundancy and effectiveness of the air conditioning and ventilation system
  • Physical security and location of the site
  • Fire detection and suppression strategies
  • Security of communications cabling
  • Risk assessment and business continuity planning
  • Operational management strategies
  • Documentation and procedures

The Capitoline/AMS-IX audit standard takes in all the relevant requirements of TIA 942, ISO 27000 and many other relevant but very specific standards and builds up into the most useful data centre business continuity standard and audit available today.