BCS, a fast-growing U.S. data center operations provider, has announced receipt of a successful Service Operation Control (SOC) 2 Type II report and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) assessment. It recognizes the company’s operations and management of the Landmark Dividend LLC owned data center campus in Phoenix.

BCS serves the needs of Fortune 500 companies coast-to-coast with 28 data centers, 6.8 million total square feet (1.8 million in raised floor) and 150MW of data center critical power under contract.

BCS Data Center OperationsBCS performs facility management, IT services and physical security for more than 180,000 square feet of mission-critical infrastructure on this seven-acre, multi-data center Phoenix campus. In March 2020 BCS announced signing a master service agreement with California-based Landmark Dividend LLC to operate and manage Landmark-owned critical infrastructure worldwide. As part of a long-term lease-back arrangement with Landmark, the Phoenix facility is more than 50% occupied by a long-term, major technology-based financial services company.

These compliance achievements are the result of a 5-month audit that reviewed more than 300 documents, policies and evidentiary requests. BCS achieved the SOC 2 Type II compliance report and PCI DSS assessment with zero findings or exceptions.

“Successful completion of the SOC and PCI audit and reporting process is an endorsement of the disciplined approach we take in operating and protecting customer and tenant critical infrastructure,” said Danny Crocker, CEO of BCS. “Our ability to execute and perform at the highest industry standards is a result of our self-performance model, an internal audit team, trained and certificated employees, as well as the industry’s most advanced operations playbook.”

Corporate Technical Services Group

John Hevey
“In addition to ensuring SOC and PCI compliance, the Corporate Technical Services team has guided BCS to achieve Uptime Institute’s Continuous Availability Award and the Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval,” said John Hevey, Vice President Corporate Technical Services, BCS.

SOC 2 Type II examination and certification demonstrates that an independent accounting and auditing firm has reviewed and tested the organization’s policies, communication procedures, monitoring and controls associated with Trust Service Principles: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. A successful SOC 2 Type 2 certification demonstrates BCS’s ability to implement critical security and privacy standards, in addition to performing at these standards over an extended time period.

PCI DSS is a set of requirements mandated by credit card companies and administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to protect data and maintain secure environments. The PCI DSS assessment certifies that BCS is fully compliant with the standards set by the credit card and ecommerce industries.

“One of the BCS hallmarks is our Corporate Technical Services Group, which provides operations and technical oversight, along with internal auditing and governance of all regulatory and compliance requirements mandated by our clients, their tenants and the industries we collectively serve,” said John Hevey, Vice President Corporate Technical Services, BCS. “In addition to ensuring SOC and PCI compliance, the Corporate Technical Services team has guided BCS to achieve Uptime Institute’s Continuous Availability Award and the Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval.”

BCS currently employs data center operations engineers, IT service operations technicians, security officers and service-delivery subject matter experts across North America.

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