gridscale certified to environmental standard ISO 14001
Cologne, Germany, September 14th, 2022 – gridscale, Cologne-based provider of IaaS and PaaS solutions, is now certified according to the international environmental standard ISO 14001. At the same time, the certifications for the international standards ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 were renewed and, with ISO 27017, a further standard related to the data security requirements of cloud service customers was met. The certifications honour both the high level of professionalism in handling customer data, and the company’s operational excellence and sustainability in day-to-day business operations.
“Sustainability has become a decisive factor in the value creation of companies, and this is especially true for the IT industry. Companies must live up to their ecological responsibility,” says Henrik Hasenkamp, CEO of gridscale. “At the same time, sustainability has also become a clear competitive advantage. The energy crisis currently shows this in a very special and dramatic way. With this certification, we are demonstrating our active commitment to the sustainable and ecological provision of our cloud technologies to our customers and partners, what we would like to increase even more in the future.”
The certifications cover all deployment and operational aspects of the gridscale technology and range from the IaaS/PaaS platform to the network connection and container orchestration to all managed services. New findings are continuously incorporated into the management system in order to constantly adapt security and sustainability to the latest findings and changing framework conditions.
ISO 14001 is a globally recognised basis for environmental management systems and covers all aspects for continuous improvement of environmental performance. It defines the establishment, maintenance and continuous improvement of an environmental management system.
DIN ISO/IEC 27001
The DIN ISO/IEC 27001 standard defines an information security management system (ISMS). It is the most important cybersecurity certification for companies. It deals with clear guidelines for the planning, implementation and control of information security.
DIN ISO/IEC 27017
The ISO/IEC 27017 standard deals specifically with the security of the transmission of data and, complementing ISO 27001, provides important implementation controls and guidance for cloud service providers and cloud users. This allows security requirements to be quickly identified and integrated into the security management system.
DIN ISO/IEC 27018
The ISO/IEC 27018 standard is based on the protection and monitoring obligations of the European General Data Protection Regulation and formulates monitoring mechanisms and measures to ensure the protection of personal data in a cloud environment and thus GDPR-compliant contractual relationships.
gridscale, the Cologne-based IaaS and PaaS provider, stands for easy-to-use and flexible cloud technologies. Via an intuitive interface, the IT infrastructure can be managed by people without in-depth IT know-how and a Kubernetes environment even facilitates the management of cloud-native workloads. Thousands of companies, agencies and managed service providers already rely on gridscale to implement and operate their digital projects – from high-traffic web shops to complex SaaS or enterprise IT solutions. White label options are available to resellers and with the gridscale software ‘Hybrid Core’ data center operators themselves can become cloud providers. gridscale with its about 100 employees is led by CEO Henrik Hasenkamp.
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