Databarracks Gains Cloud Trustmark+

Databarracks has announced this week it has received the CompTIA Cloud Trustmark+, a respected industry credential that signifies adherence to best practices for technology service delivery and customer interaction. The Trustmark was developed by CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology industry, to identify cloud service providers that demonstrate the highest levels of quality within the channel.

Peter Groucutt, managing director at Databarracks, commented: “We’re very proud to have been awarded CompTIA’s Cloud Trustmark+ credential, and to be the first company in the world to complete the accreditation process makes it all the more special for us. Our channel partners play a big part in our success. We pride ourselves on the strong relationships we build with them, and to be able to prove our processes meet the standards of CompTIA’s assessors means a lot.

“In CompTIA’s 2014 Annual Trends in Cloud Computing report, most channel partners reported some kind of cloud adoption, as opposed to only 1 in 10 in the 2010 report. As they put it, cloud services have “shifted from a potential game-changer, to an essential ingredient of modern IT”. We’d recommend any service provider regards good partner and customer relations highly to go through the accreditation process as cloud continues to be a priority in the market.”

CompTIA’s assessment criteria evaluated everything from Databarracks’ internal security processes and business continuity plan, to the resources available to their partners through their partner programme. Groucutt continues, “The application process was thorough – it tested just about every aspect of our business and how well equipped we are to provide first class cloud services in partnership with the channel. There has been some noise in the media about the Trustmarks being too hard to achieve – but if you have strong processes in place and are able to back these up with hard evidence, then with a bit of hard work it is achievable. If these things were too easy to obtain, they would become meaningless. I really hope we start to see more organisations rising to the challenge – the CompTIA Cloud Trustmark has the potential to do a lot of good in the industry.”

Senior vice president of industry relations at CompTIA, Nancy Hammervik, concluded: “Earning this credential identifies Databarracks as a business that meets and exceeds the best business practices the IT industry has to offer.”

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David Dungay

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