One of the impacts of the COVID pandemic – and the subsequent economic downturn – is organizations’ recognition of the need to optimize their cloud applications. Many organizations turn to managed service providers (MSPs) to take on this initiative, as it requires expertise not always available internally.
Using MSPs also allows organizations to focus on growing their core business, while the MSP is responsible for delivering an efficient, modern infrastructure that scales.
MSPs work as an extension of an organization’s team, and as such, its customers need assurance that its internal practices and procedures are secure and compliant.
As an AWS and DevOps consulting, implementation, and migration services provider, nClouds partners with customers to build and manage modern infrastructure solutions that help customers achieve better business outcomes. It applies its expertise in AWS infrastructure, DevOps, application migration ‒ and 24/7 support, while ensuring that customers’ primary workloads meet best practices, typically using the AWS Well-Architected Framework guidelines.
Meeting security standards has been elemental to nClouds’ internal systems and processes from day one. In 2020, nClouds sought to validate these standards with SOC 2 certification, a rigorous effort that requires a substantial time and financial investment.
Recently, nClouds was awarded SOC 2 certification. A SOC 2 report evaluates companies’ internal systems and processes using the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Trust Services Categories (TSCs). The TSCs are industry-recognized standards for cloud service providers, software providers and developers, web marketing companies, and financial services organizations.
The SOC 2 security certification recognizes that nClouds has undergone an extensive third-party validation of its procedures and has met the stringent requirements defined.
SOC 2 compliance confirms the robustness and reliability of nClouds’ information systems. It recognizes nClouds’ strong commitment to its clients to deliver high-quality services secured with the necessary internal controls and processes.
Does your MSP have SOC 2 certification? Is it ensuring that its procedures and practices are standardized, secure and compliant? That should be one of your first questions when you engage an MSP.