Egenera announces compliance to cloud data protection

Egenera today announced its Xterity Cloud Services is fully compliant with the Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers Europe (CISPE) code of conduct for data protection, as well as joining CISPE as a member company.

The leading provider of wholesale cloud services are sold through the channel and deliver a full range of dedicated, managed, private and public cloud services.

The CISPE Code of Conduct provides a framework for data protection that makes it easier for businesses to assess if a cloud service provider’s infrastructure services provide proper safeguards for them to perform processing on personal data while meeting the compliance obligations found in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25, 2018.

The CISPE code of conduct:

  • An effective, easily accessed framework for complying with the EU’s GDPR
  • Excludes the re-use of customer data
  • Enables data storage and processing exclusively within the EU
  • Identifies cloud infrastructure services suitable for different types of data processing
  • Helps citizens to retain control of their personal and sensitive data

Till Brennan, vice president at Egenera, said: “With cloud instances located around the world, we strive to stay ahead of regulatory requirements so that our partners and their customers don’t have to worry about whether the infrastructure they rely on is compliant.

“With respect to CISPE, while data governance in the cloud is a shared responsibility, our partners and their customers have peace-of-mind knowing that we’re performing our role in a CISPE compliant manner. One critical point that some businesses may not be aware of is that the GDPR also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.”

Xterity Cloud Services also include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS), and cloud migration.

Written from press release by Leah Alger