Certification

ASPIC promotes "Information Disclosure Certification Systems for Safety and Reliability of Cloud Services" in order that user can use Cloud service without anxiety.

1. Overview of Information Disclosure Certification Systems for Safety and Reliability of Cloud Services

The purpose of this certification system is to enhance the visibility of safety and reliability of cloud services which have been becoming sophisticated and complicated.
Certification Committee reviews certificated items that are defined at following "Information Disclosure Directions"

  • Information Disclosure Guidelines for Safety and Reliability of ASP / SaaS
  • Information Disclosure Guidelines for Safety and Reliability of Data Center
  • Information Disclosure Guidelines for Safety and Reliability of IaaS / PaaS

2. Certification Flow

The certification system started in April 2008 by the Foundation for Multimedia Communications (FMMC) intended for the diffusion of appropriate information disclosure for ASP-SaaS-Cloud.
Number of certification service is 169 as of Feb, 2013.

Certification Mark

3. ASP-SaaS Information Disclosure Certification System

Certification target is ASP-SaaS service that the vendor has already started to provide.

Classification Information disclosure items
  Business establishment/business Name of provider, year of foundation, major businesses, etc.
Human resources Representative, directors, number of employees
Financial situation Financial data, financial reliability
Capital ties, business relations Shareholder composition, major business partners, major banks of account
Compliance Organizational system, documents
  Basic characteristics Service content, change/termination of service, rate schedule, quality, usage
Application, platform, server
storage, etc.
Major software applications, interoperability/scalability, security
Network Line, security
Housing (server location) Facility building, emergency power supply, fire control
equipment/alarm system, lightning protection, A/C, security
Service support Contact, service guarantee/continuation, notification/report

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4. Data Center Information Disclosure Certification System

The target review items are based on the following information disclosure items which were defined in "Information Disclosure Guideline for Safety and Reliability of Data Center".
There are 103 information disclosure items assisting the users to evaluate and select Data Center.

Classification Information disclosure items
  Business establishment/business Name of provider, year of foundation, major businesses, etc.
Human resources Representative, directors, number of employees
Financial situation Financial data, financial reliability
Capital ties, business relations Shareholder composition, major business partners, major banks of account
Compliance Organizational system, documents
  Housing (facilities/equipment) Building, power supply, fire control equipment, lightening protection, A/C,
rack space, work apace, security, environment measures
Housing (network) Line, security
Housing (service content) Service desk/inquiry, service change/termination, service rate, service quality
Housing (service support) Service contact, service guarantee/continuation, service
notification/report, support service
IaaS -PaaS(service content) Service structure, service management

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5. IaaS- PaaS Information Disclosure Certification System

The target review items are based on the following information disclosure items which were defined in "Information Disclosure Guideline for Safety and Reliability of IaaS – PaaS".
There are 110 information disclosure items assisting the users to evaluate and select Data Center.

Classification Information disclosure items
  Business establishment/business Name of provider, year of foundation, major businesses, etc.
Human resources Representative, directors, number of employees
Financial situation Financial data, financial reliability
Capital ties, business relations Shareholder composition, major business partners, major banks of account
Compliance Organizational system, documents
  Basic characteristics Service content, service structure, service quality,
change/termination of service, rate schedule, quality, usage
System operation
(infrastructure operation, security etc.)
System infrastructure operation, security(infrastructure/storage,
network, etc.)
Network Line, security
Housing (server location) Facility building, power supply, fire control equipment/alarm
system, lightning protection, A/C, security
Service support Service contact, service guarantee/continuation, service
notification/report

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