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ByteGrid Rolls Out Comprehensive Compliance-as-a-Service
ByteGrid Holdings LLC, a leading provider of highly compliant hosting solutions, today announced a new portfolio of compliant colocation, managed hosting, and cloud IT infrastructure services delivered from a national platform of data centers.

ByteGrid has expanded the availability of highly compliant Life and Health Science hosting platform to ByteGrid's Seattle, Chicago and Washington DC Metro data centers. These ByteGrid locations have been formally qualified to offer the highest levels of technology, security and compliance of any national IT infrastructure services provider.

ByteGrid's comprehensive Compliance-as-a-Service (CaaS) approach features specialized capabilities serving enterprises and government organizations in highly regulated industries, such as Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Healthcare, etc., as well as the ability to offer significantly higher levels of compliance and accreditation to new and existing IT infrastructure services customers.

Unlike mainstream cloud and IT infrastructure providers, ByteGrid's datacenters have been fully qualified against US FDA, Chinese FDA, European GxP, and HIPAA/HITECH regulations. ByteGrid has set itself apart by leveraging an innovative Quality Management System (QMS) comprised of over 50 compliance policies, standard operating procedures, and forms that fully trace to the regulations. This includes documented procedures, staff training records, system risk assessment, change control/validation programs that are led by an experienced quality team that is CISA and CRISC certified. 

ByteGrid's increasing expertise in compliance further enables it to serve increasing interest in mitigating risk and securing critical applications, sensitive information and regulated data. ByteGrid CaaS solutions range from secure infrastructure, gap analysis, remediation, audit, ongoing security and compliance monitoring, incident response and forensics, with solutions engineered to meet customer's exact specifications.

"ByteGrid's national expansion is driven by our focus on meeting the needs of our enterprise and government customers while addressing broader industry demands," said Michael Duckett, Chief Executive Officer of ByteGrid. "Comprehensive, continuous compliance has become a universal requirement across many verticals and industries and is a key component for ensuring sustained security and enhancing customer value."

"Nearly all enterprises have compliance or security requirements, even in the cloud, and 451 Research has identified Compliance-as-a-Service (CaaS) as a new and fast moving frontier for service providers and a definitive opportunity," said Carl Brooks, 451 Research analyst covering Service Providers. "This is about automating one of the last great manual processes remaining to mainline enterprise IT and making the notorious chore of being compliant rise to the same level of ease and speed to completion as consuming servers and storage on demand."

Highly Compliant Cloud Hosting Platform

ByteGrid's fully validated data center platform is able to meet a broad spectrum of international GxP compliance expectations. Whether subject to the US FDA -- including 21 CFR Part 11, 210, 211 820, the Chinese FDA, EU Annex 11- or HIPAA and HITECH, ByteGrid now delivers the most cost effective, scalable, and reliable cloud hosting platform engineered for cloud implementation models including Community Cloud, Virtual Private Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud.

"The harmonization of our Quality Management System (QMS), Data Center and Cloud qualification practices puts us in the very unique position of being able to serve and scale to customers at all ends of the Life and Health Science verticals. Our BioCloud and BioShare products offer massive scalability and cost reduction opportunities while simultaneously delivering plug and play compliance as a service," said Jason Silva, ByteGrid's Chief Technology Officer. "Whether you are a Biotech startup, a regional health center, a medical device manufacturer or a global pharmaceutical company we offer infrastructure and compliance solutions that meet your needs today and tomorrow." 

In addition to supporting a wide variety of physical and logical security standards such as PCI, HIPAA via EHNAC, HITECH, FISMA, FERPA, FedRAMP, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, ByteGrid participates in industry standards organizations such as the National Public Health Data Standards, ISACA, ASQ, ISPE and the AFCEA Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

ByteGrid was also the first data center to achieve full accreditation with the Outsourced Services Accreditation Program (OSAP) for Data Centers from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). This accreditation ensures adherence to health data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure and integrity requirements for hosting HIPAA regulated data.

Overall, ByteGrid delivers services from nine data centers in six geographically dispersed markets encompassing more than 750,000 square feet of premier multi-tenant colocation data center space meeting the highest standards for security and reliability serving some of the world's largest companies and government agencies, including numerous Fortune 50 companies.

Published Monday, December 07, 2015 11:44 AM by David Marshall
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