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Christopher A. Wade
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  • Dublin, OH
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Company name
My company is best described as a:
Wholesale Data Center
Company website
Data Center Area Manager
My role is best described as:
Data Center Engineering Operations
I am:
Certified Data Center Professional, Considered a Subject Matter Expert (see areas of expertise)
Relevant qualifications & certifications (Please list certification authority + dates)
Certified Data Center Energy Professional (CNet) 2013; Certified Professional Project Leader (PMI)2005; Certified Business Continuity Professional (DRI)2009; Emergency Program Manager (FEMA)2008; Master Facility Executive (BOMI)2006; Certified Facility Manager (IFMA)2000
My main areas of expertise are:
Asset Management, Building Architecture/Construction, Cables/Connectors/Wiring, CFD Analysis, Cloud Computing, Containers/Pods, Cooling Systems, DCiM, Disaster Management, Education/Training, Energy Management, Fire Protection/Suppression, Green Initiatives, HVAC, Industry Standards/Certifications, Infrastructure Management, Physical Security, Planning, Power Generation/Distribution, Project management, Racks/Enclosures, Real Estate, Test/Measurement, Tools, UPS, Virtualisation
More about me (How long have you been in the industry, expertise, career history, ambitions, website/blog, etc)
I have over two decades of direct expertise in the mission-critical data center facilities arena. I specialize in data center facility management, data center energy efficiency, data center optimization and development of mission-critical facility operating standards. My background includes directing and managing large, complex multi-site data center environments. I have a solid understanding of all data center Facilities Management (Power, HVAC, Hard Wire Topologies, etc). I have a holistic understanding of data center production operations, server, storage, and network functions. I am very knowledgeable of regulatory compliance requirements, COBIT and ITIL methodologies, and have proven success in Project and Program Management.
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At 18:51 on October 16, 2010, Ray Budriunas said…
Christopher-Here’s an advisory alert from AuditOne that may be of interest to you

AuditOne Inc. Advisory Alert Changes to SAS 70 Requirements

AuditOne Inc. is dedicated to staying current on all the changes, nuances, and requirement techniques of the SSAE16 process. This Advisory Alert announces important changes to the traditional SAS 70 Types I and II reporting process. The new rules, entitled Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements #16 (SSAE16) replace the SAS 70 rules, and become effective for reports for periods ending on or after 6-15-2011.

1) Under SSAE16, the service provider must provide a written statement of "the description of the provider's system" that will be included in Section 2 of the SSAE16 report. This is new and not previously required. This system description is to include: how the system was designed and implemented to process relevant transactions; any material changes to the system during the period covered; statement of the system controls

2) The service provider will provide an “Assertion by Management” of a Service Organization for a Type I or II Report. While this is technically new, it is basically the same content as the "Representation Letter" now done for SAS 70s. The major difference is that this new Assertion by Management letter must now be incorporated into the SSAE16 report

3) The SSAE16 can be accomplished by either the "Carve-Out Method" or the "Inclusive Method." The Inclusive Method includes a description of the nature of the services and controls provided by subservice organizations. The Carve-Out Method does not examine the controls of the subservice organizations' systems

Bud Genovese is Managing Director of AuditOne Inc, California-based CPA firm whose skilled audit, technical and security experts deliver the highest quality, cost-effective, responsive SSAE16 and SAS 70 service in the industry. Contact Bud Genovese at 408-980-8099 AuditOne Inc
At 23:25 on August 30, 2010, Ray Budriunas said…
Hello Christopher,

I wanted to contact you and see if Walmart has any interest in becoming a SSAE 16 compliant data center. As you may know SAS 70 is transitioning to SSAE 16, and the New Standards will require changes to data center reports and reporting processes.

I specialize in working with data centers / collocation that are looking to deploy the SAS 70 / SSAE 16 Type I / II audit process within their company by preparing the documents, developing the processes and training your team. I also work hand and hand with the SAS 70 / SSAE 16 CPA firm to resolve any issues before they appear in a report.

If I can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you
Ray Budriunas
SAS70 / SSAE 16 Specialist
At 21:02 on September 18, 2009, Scott Spencer said…
Mr. Wade,

Just sending you a quick note regarding our company's IT asset recovery services. We purchase corporations used,retired data center hardware nationwide. If I can assist your dept. with the liquidation of servers,switches,routers,ect. please don't hesitate to contact me.
Scott Spencer
Critical Asset Recovery Manager
Duane Whitlow & Company Inc.
At 19:16 on August 4, 2009, Marilyn Boatman said…
Thank you for the invite! Looking forward to networking with other data center professionals.
At 1:46 on July 10, 2009, Robert E Switzer said…
Glad you sent it to me.....Yes, there seems to be several good topics here.



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