Acronis recently announced that it has opened four new data centres in Singapore, Japan, Russia and Germany, to bring secure, localised data protection to Asian and European businesses that are concerned about the privacy and security of their data.
According to the data protection solutions provider, the new data centres - along with its existing data centres in US and France - maintains a high level of security standard. They feature a Tier 3 rating by the Uptime Institute, redundant network connections and are powered by multiple sources of electricity.
The new centres allow Acronis' Asian channel partners and customers deploying any of Acronis' cloud services to fully or partially back up their data to the Acronis cloud without compromising security or risking downtime. By storing data close to home, customers attain the geographic security of a localised storage service, latency reduction and the ability to meet the latest regional compliance regulations.
In fact, a recent survey conducted by Acronis and research firm IDC in May 2014, revealed that majority of small and medium-sized businesses (76 percent) prefer their data to be stored no more than 150 miles from their location.
"Today, businesses feel apprehensive about storing their data in regions far from their own," said Stanislav Protasov, co-founder and senior Vice President of Engineering and R&D at Acronis.
"Following the recent NSA scandal, the concerns associated with storing data have become more pronounced, as businesses and consumers alike look for more local and secure data protection services. Due to these demands, we have made the logical step to open an entire network of data centres in Asia and Europe, giving businesses in those areas exactly what they want-the ability to store their data in their own region," he added.
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