-- Developer of white-label online backup solution introduces local hosting model enabling Data Protection Act compliance.
MANCHESTER, England, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SOS Online Backup™, developed by Infrascale™, is expanding its list of cloud backup and recovery services for IT channel partners by offering its applications in a private cloud hosting model. This meets the growing demand from Great Britain's Managed Service Providers and IT consultants to offer online backup that is stored within the country.
SOS Powers Online Backup Hosted in the UK
While many firms have found savings in infrastructure costs by hosting their online backups on a public cloud, very few firms actually store the data they protect inside the UK, or even the European Union. SOS Online Backup's private cloud deployment model can be deployed inside a local data centre, including a Managed Server Provider's data centre. Downstream clients can then be reassured that their data is stored inside the UK.
The Data Protection Act Mandate Doesn't Have to Be a Challenge to UK Companies
While the DPA (Data Protection Act) penalizes firms who do not store business and customer data inside Great Britain, there are additional security risks involved in using public clouds. Hacks and other breaches of security are becoming increasingly common. CIOs have recognized this. In 2011, IDC reported that 53% of IT managers felt that private cloud hosting was more secure than public cloud hosting.
Infrascale's SOS Online Backup Operates Data Protection on Five Continents
SOS Online Backup has created its application with the ability to be run in different data centres in a variety of locations. It currently hosts data in data centres on five continents, including the United Kingdom. It was a logical transition for SOS to enable its partners to host their white-label cloud backup solution in the data centre of their choice.
"In 2012, we saw a dramatic increase in interest from IT distributors in the UK. One of the reasons for this explosion in interest was, of course, the DPA and our data centre in London," said Ken Shaw, CEO of Infrascale. "Our partners now have the ability to take the power of that secure online backup application, re-brand for their firm, and host it in the data centre of their – or their customers' choice. Our objective has always been to integrate with our partners' businesses. Offering private cloud deployment for our partners in the UK is another way to do that."
SOS Online Backup's private cloud deployment offers all of the same features currently offered by its hosted service, including three-tiered military-grade encryption. Partners will be able to white-label the solution, monitor account activity and storage in the Dashboard, and even deploy software and backup policies remotely.
About Infrascale and SOS Online Backup
SOS Online Backup is developed by Infrascale, whose technology powers over one-thousand cloud service brands, including FileLocker™. Infrascale is a Safe Harbor participant.
Headquartered in El Segundo, California, with offices in Kiev, Ukraine and Chennai, India and data centers on five continents, Infrascale operates a massively scalable, security focused, global platform and end-to-end technology stack, from device to cloud. Infrascale technology powers FileLocker and SOS Online Backup for VARs and MSPs. Visit www.infrascale.com.
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