Being based in PH solves data sovereignty issues, says local cloud firm

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DataOne Asia president and CEO Cyril Rocke DataOne Asia president and CEO Cyril Rocke[/caption] ?Data sovereignty refers to the concept of digital information being subject to the laws of the country on which it is located,? said Cyril Rocke, president and CEO of DataOne Asia during Softech.PH engineering conference. This means that data hosted by a cloud provider in the US for instance, could be accessed, without prior knowledge of the owner, by the authorities in that country. Cloud providers are legally obliged to share the data of their clients if the authorities of host country request it, making it a great risk for those who have their data stored in other countries, according to Rocke. The executive said fortunately, there is now a solution that can take this challenge out of the equation: a Philippine-based cloud. The current global cloud-computing scene still lacks international consistency, in terms of data protection, said Rocke. Regulations are still being defined and there is lack of clarity in the jurisdiction of laws as applied to data, he added. Rocker said these challenges are now addressed by DataOne with its cloud facilities and Tier-3 data centers in Quezon City. Being a local provider, domestic regulatory compliance is no longer an issue with the cloud provider as its services are under the protection of Data Privacy Law. Rocker said for those not ready to move to cloud yet, DataOne also offers co-location services that give users a dedicated environment where they can manage all their hardware, software, and other infrastructure. Apart from data sovereignty, Rocke said another concern for businesses is the need for assurance of mission-critical enterprise workloads. He said these are the most demanding types of applications and include databases and services for ERP, finance, and logistics. With the global reach of businesses today, Rocke said these workloads need to be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. DataOne, he said, has high-tech infrastructure engineered for these workloads with 99.99 percent uptime. It has an extensive range of application support such as Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics, and SAP. Also, the company offers Platform as an option (similar to Microsoft?s SQL Server) to support the most demanding enterprise workloads and MySQL Server, which can accommodate mission-critical and heavy-load production systems. ?Downtime and loose security are not options for mission-critical workloads. Even just a few minutes of outage can have a ripple effect throughout the organization and hinder business continuity. In an era of globalization and the mobile-cloud, having a wide scope, solid security, and easy accessibility is everything,? concluded Rocke. ]]>

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