Based in Imola (close to Bologna), Acantho is a Cloud Services Provider and a Telco Operator whose data centre has been certified to the TIA-942 global quality benchmark for concurrent maintainability. With over 4200 km of proprietary optical fiber, Acantho is interconnected with the main telco operators. It is a regional provider that offers services to local companies who want international-class business services. Acantho is part of Hera Group which is one of the top Italian multi-utility company.
Acantho is providing topnotch services and it wanted the most comprehensive and high-quality global data centre certification. The TIA-942 certification is a global accredited quality standard for data centre facilities. It is the world’s most-complete and most-followed data centre facility design and build standard. It also stands out as the only data centre standard with an official accreditation scheme to ensure the quality of the audits and authenticity of the issued certificates. Acantho appointed EPI as its auditor. Being a Certification Body which is also a TIA Conformity Assessment Body, EPI has performed the most TIA-942 audits in the world.
Acantho aims for excellence and this is confirmed by the rigorous quality certifications roadmap that Acantho has undertaken, achieved and planned in the near future. Acantho’s ultimate goal is to ensure the continuity of its customers’ business operations. Acantho provides true transparency to its customer with certifications to international, available and recognized standards and schemes.
Roberto Privitera, Head of Business Development said, “The TIA certification is part of a broader roadmap such as ISO 9001, 27001, 27017, 27018 and we are working for the next challenges in the data security field that we want to pursue soon”. Roberto added “We are also placing high emphasis on energy efficiency. For several years now, Acantho has been using only electricity produced from renewable sources and we are still pursuing alternatives to further increase energy efficiency”.
Edward van Leent, Chairman and CEO of EPI Group of Companies, said, “The TIA-942 Rated 3 certification is an independent validation that Acantho’s data centre has been designed to the most comprehensive data centre facility standard and all critical aspects have been taken into account. It is our pleasure to award them this certificate, which they fully deserve.”
According to Nicola Cegalin, European Business Development, EPI Group of Companies, “It was a pleasure working with a progressive company whose people fully understand data centre design/build and the reasons why TIA-942 is the superior standard. Customers of Acantho can be assured of Acantho’s professionalism and commitment to protect their data and mission critical infrastructure.”
Acantho is a telecommunications operator that owns a proprietary ultra-broadband fiber optic network, which covers about 4,200 km. Acantho serves the main cities of the Emilia Romagna region and north-east of Italy and provides companies and retails with high-performance connectivity, high reliability, maximum security. Acantho has two Data Centres, which are based in Imola and Siziano, where it hosts its systems and from which it provides its Cloud services. Among the strategic objectives of Acantho there is Innovation understood as the development of cutting-edge technologies in core activities in order to offer its customers increasingly advanced and broad services using the best existing technologies and the adoption of innovative solutions and products.
More information at: www.acantho.it
EPI is a global data centre expert company of European-origin, with over 34 years of experience operating worldwide 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; data centre design, facility and operations audit and certification; and the DCOS® (Data Centre Operations Standard).
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®, IT and Data Centre Framework®, DCCF® (Data Centre Competence Framework®), Data Centre and IT Career Planning Tools, and Data Centre and IT Training Frameworks.
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