Data Center Security
Security is essential when delivering a data protection service. This ties into how Keepit is built and architected, including the global data center partners carefully selected by Keepit.
The Keepit Cloud: Private, Secure and Vendor Neutral
The Keepit cloud is owned and run by Keepit. Our systems, our people, our standards. We can therefore guarantee that the backed-up data we store is fully isolated from your SaaS vendors cloud, no matter if that may be Azure, AWS, G Cloud, or something else. Keepit does not share infrastructure with any public cloud, period. Should your SaaS vendor experience a data interruption, loss, or other data-compromising event, your data will be secure and available to you with Keepit, at any time. Again, this is because the backup you have with Keepit is isolated from your SaaS vendors’ cloud – meaning full security for you.
At Keepit, we believe this to be a fundamental requirement for any backup solution. You wouldn’t store a backup of a disk on that very same disk you’re backing up, just like you shouldn’t store the back-up of a server on the same server you are backing up. Considering this, if your back-up is only stored in the same cloud of your SaaS vendor, then your data is susceptible to any and all disasters they are. With Keepit; data is held in two separate physical data centers in each available region. Each data center location within a region is a complete mirror image of the other, done in a load-balanced way so one full location can be offline without service interruption. This is standard data protection best practice.
The architecture gives a fundamental edge to Keepit and its customers with storage of backup data in two separate, mirrored locations. Keepit’s purpose-built, fast, and scalable parity array infrastructure is not only more efficient, but also offers an even lower chance of data loss than mirrored disk systems. And, since each location has full copies of user data, with two mirrored physical locations, you can rest assured that with Keepit your data which will always be available to you, regardless of your SaaS vendor’s status.
Given Keepit’s unique infrastructure is architected around multiple data center in each region, with the datacenters operating in active-active mode, continually keeping data replicated between them, any single system can fail without affecting the operation of the platform, and even a full data center site can fail without affecting the platform. This keeps your data reachable and available for restore even in the unlikely event of the loss of a full data center.
On top of this, all individual systems of course employ their own component-level redundancy. Adding it all up, we keep multiple copies of your data, throughout your entire backup history, giving you peace of mind.
To meet customer data sovereignty requirements, Keepit operates a cloud in multiple regions, across the Americas, Europe, UK, and Asia-Pacific.
Each cloud is run from data center locations provided by Keepit data center partners Equinix, Global Connect, and Cibicom. Each of the data center regions is completely isolated from the other, offering full data sovereignty to our customers.
Data Center Locations
All data center locations feature a high level of certification. Safeguarding your data is key for us.
A significant variety of security measures are used to protect and safeguard your data. Encryption in transit and at rest is implemented, using the latest and best practices.
The Security Around Keepit
As your trusted cloud backup vendor, we’re serious about the security of your data. Keepit holds both the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification and the ISAE 3402-II certification (audited by Deloitte annually).
To read more about our certification and our data center partners’ certification, please visit: Keepit Security Whitepaper