The Data Centre (in Melbourne) was chosen after recognising the value of their CISSP security classifications and their full redundancy provision, including:
CISSP® - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
The CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security, accredited by the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) to ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 17024:2003. CISSP certification is not only an objective measure of excellence, but a globally recognized standard of achievement.
POWER: Dual Energy Australia feeds to an on site substation with multiple fail systems for instantaneous changeover to local power supplies (5 diesel generators - 2 of which are used for redundancy only). These are tested every month.
INTERNET: 4 Tier 1 internet connections offering a minimum of 155Mbps (over 1Gbps total capacity), wired through redundant network switches, designed in the event of a failure to cut over within 26 seconds. These are tested in a real world environment once a month
ON SITE NETWORK OPERATIONS: 24/7 operations ensures fully qualified engineers are always monitoring the status of the servers.
SECURITY: a 24/7 armed security team, entry to authorised personnel only, 150 cameras and weight sensing biometric entry portals.
BACKUP: Data is also backed up at the Data Centre onto its own dedicated storage network which is itself backed up off site weekly. Should you keep a local copy of your backup as well, that's a possible 4 layers of protection. And the more copies there are of your data, the more chance you have of a full recovery should the worst happen.
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