Many data centers perform cybersecurity and IT compliance audits. With the cost of maintaining an in-house data center so high, and the criticality of access to information 24/7/365, many companies choose to outsource their physical and environmental security needs to a data center. Since data centers serve such a critical function, implementing a robust compliance program is more important than ever. Increasingly, data centers are asked to implement and maintain a compliance program that demonstrates their commitment to a strong system of internal controls. Control frameworks (such as SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, etc.) are widely accepted and help data centers differentiate themselves from their competitors by demonstrating their commitment to maintaining a strong IT compliance program.