Codisa Data Center becomes the world’s first to achieve the highest level of DCOS Certification - Maturity Level 5, from EPI

Costa Rica (14-Oct-2019) – EPI awarded CODISA Data Center Costa Rica the DCOS (Data Centre Operations Standard) conformity certification for maturity level-5 - which means that all the data centre processes are optimized and fully integrated.  This is a twofold major accomplishment, firstly achieving DCOS Maturity Level 5 (the highest level of DCOS) and second, being the first DCOS certification maturity level-5 achievement in the world.

“Although Codisa had previously been awarded with other certifications, we decided to apply for the DCOS from EPI for four reasons,” said Mr. Diego Cardoza, General Manager, Codisa Data Center. “Firstly, the DCOS is covering all the process domains in a data centre, some of which are not (fully) part of other standards. Secondly, DCOS gives us the ability to do progressive improvement because the DCOS maturity levels (1-5) is benchmarked on the well-known ISO continuous improvement cycle. Thirdly, DCOS is aligned with ISO, hence we did not have to adjust or recreate processes since we already have a number of ISO certificates. And the fourth reason, DCOS is an addition to improve other areas not covered by our ISO certificates.”

“Codisa is running a very critical infrastructure,” said Mr Joseba Calvo, Managing Partner, EPI LATAM. “Market research has proven that governance, maintenance and operations are key factors for an effective and efficient data centre. Codisa clearly understands this.  We are very pleased that they realize the value of the DCOS and how it can help them benchmark themselves based on the ISO maturity model.  The Codisa team is very professional and they work hard to constantly improve their operations.”

“We are seeing a greater than anticipated uptake on our DCOS,” said Edward van Leent, Chairman & CEO, EPI Group of Companies. “We worked very hard to get a practical, ISO aligned standard out to fill a gap and clearly the industry agrees. Recently we have seen an increased demand from data centres to be audited based on the DCOS. Many applauded the DCOS for addressing the problems in the industry.  Firstly, for a single reference point for data centre governance, maintenance and operations. Secondly, DCOS allows them to grow their process maturity level as-and-when the organization is ready, and the business requirements are there. This is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ and ‘do-it-all-at-once’ standard. We expect DCOS soon to become the de facto standard for data centre operations.”


About Codisa

Codisa Data Center is a Costa Rican Company incorporated in 1991 offering IT products and services for financial, government and major private companies.

It owns and operates three Rated 3 and Tier III data centers under the ISO 9001:2015 standard, the EPI DCOS Maturity Level-5 and Uptime Institute M&O Stamp and Tier III Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability. The staff has multiple certifications including CDCP, CDFOM, ATS, ATD, AOS among others.

It’s most recognized products and services are Data Centre, Cloud Computing, SaaS and ERP.

For more information, visit www.codisa.com.


About EPI

EPI is a global data centre specialist company of European-origin, with over 30 years of experience.  EPI operates world-wide in over 60 countries and 130 cities through direct operations and a large partner network.  EPI offers an extensive range of data centre expert services which includes accredited data centre and IT training, audit and certification, and the DCOS® - Data Centre Operations Standard.  

EPI is the world’s largest provider of accredited data centre training and ANSI/TIA-942 conformity audit and certification services.  EPI is a registered Certification Body (CB).

EPI’s reputation has been built on delivering high quality technical expertise with a continuous drive for excellence and innovation.  Always on the leading edge, EPI has released many world’s first innovations including the DCOS® (Data Centre Operations Standard®), Data Centre Framework®, DCCF® (Data Centre Competence Framework®), Data Centre and IT Career Planning Tools, and Data Centre and IT Training Frameworks. For more information, visit www.epi-ap.com.


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