Scotiabank

 

PTS SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTS A STARS ASSESSMENT OF TWO DATA CENTRE FACILITIES, AND A GAP ANALYSIS OF CURRENT AND FUTURE FACILITIES

 

| BANKING & FINANCE

| TORONTO, CANADA

| STARS ASSESSMENT

| DATA CENTRES

PTS influenced the design of the complex to mitigate risks by designing security in, rather than placing it on top of a preconceived plan

PTS Consulting was engaged by Scotiabank to conduct a STARS Assessment on two of its Toronto Data Centres. The STARS rating system scores Data Centres at one of four levels: Tier 1 to Tier 4 and features 20 levels of intermediate scoring within the main four levels of STARS. 

The Client was seeking a consultant to thoroughly evaluate the components of the chosen sites' infrastructures, including Electrical, Mechanical, Telecommunication, and Operational Systems, as well as Physical and Logical Security. The assessment process included physical site inspections, interviews with key staff and reviewing on-site documentation and procedures.

PTS STARS ASSESSMENT

PTS' STARS technicians reviewed all aspects of the location, from the exterior condition and accessibility through to operational and security staff reviews, and an in-depth physical audit of the infrastructure. Upon issuing the finalised STARS Assessments, the Client received a comprehensive report featuring the sites' overall rating, the individual system scores (Electrical, Mechanical, Telco, and Operations), and a detailed explanation of each component's score. This report also identified single points of failure. 

CONCLUSION

PTS Consulting's knowledge and effectiveness enabled the team to carefully manage timelines and deliver the final project in time and to scope. The services and performance that PTS provided for the Client resulted in a complete and successful project and the STARS report proved particularly useful for the gap analysis between the facilities and the organisation's resilience objectives.