Concerns over the privacy of U.S. cloud storage facilities have led to renewed interest in offshore storage. Offshore backup is surging as businesses become more concerned about where their data is being stored and who has access to it.
Online PR News – 02-August-2013 – NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – As details about the extent of U.S. government surveillance programs make headlines, businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about where their data is hosted. U.S.-based cloud storage services like Dropbox, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft's Azure are being reconsidered by businesses around the globe as the extent of the surveillance becomes more evident.
"Cloud storage is supposed to be secure, but in reality, if you're hosting it with a U.S. based provider, it isn't 100% secure. Government regulations dictate that companies must provide certain information to U.S. agencies like the NSA, if requested. No questions asked. This is of huge concern to businesses that rely on the security of these facilities to host their data. If that data isn't really secure, what kind of privacy promises can they offer their customers or can they expect themselves?" asked Richard Douglas, CTO of Secure Hosting, an offshore storage facility located in The Bahamas and Bermuda (www.securehost.com).
As businesses become more aware of the limitations of U.S. based storage, they are increasingly turning to offshore cloud storage for their data management needs. Offshore backup in countries like The Bahamas and Bermuda offer a secure solution to the problem while still providing users with easy access to the U.S. marketplace.
"Offshore storage is the solution. Away from the prying eyes of U.S. government agencies, the data remains secure and private. Our high speed fiber network assures the fastest speeds to the U.S. and European markets. Where it does become important is when you consider who else has access to that data. If it's not based in the U.S. it can’t be accessed by U.S. agencies," explained Douglas.
About Secure Hosting:
Since 2001, Secure Hosting www.securehost.com has been providing premium hosting solutions to businesses who are concerned about data seizure, privacy loss or business interruption. The company's three data centers in The Bahamas and Bermuda are monitored and protected 24/7 with the latest in network monitoring and security technologies including access cards, biometrics and 24/7 video recording.