Acronis opens data centre in Singapore

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2 September 2014
Data centre

Acronis, a global provider of data protection solutions, has opened four new data centres in Asia and Europe, including one in Singapore. The other facilities are located in Japan, Russia and Germany, and are an addition to already working data centres in the United States and France

“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. By storing data close to home, he said, customers can attain the geographic security of a localised storage service, latency reduction and the ability to meet the latest regional compliance regulations.

“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.”

The new centres allow Acronis’s Asian channel partners and customers deploying any of Acronis’ cloud services to fully or partially back up their data to the Acronis cloud.

The Singapore data centre, which is located at IBM/SoftLayer facilities, is an SSAE 16-certified secure data centre. SSAE 16 or Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16 specifies how service companies report on compliance controls.

 

The data centre houses Acronis’ “Backup to Cloud” and “Backup as a Service” operations data, end-customer data and end-customer metadata. The Acronis AnyData Engine encrypts data in transit and at rest using AES-256 encryption, protecting data from unauthorised access.

 

All Acronis data centres feature a Tier 3 rating by the Uptime Institute, redundant network connections and are powered by multiple sources of electricity, the company said. 

 All Acronis data centres feature a Tier 3 rating by the Uptime Institute, redundant network connections and are powered by multiple sources of electricity, the company said.