When you’re comparing cloud services, chances are you’ll come across ISO 27001, or more specifically ISO 27001 data centres. It’s an integral part of all the cloud hosting services we offer at Green Cloud Hosting. But what exactly does it mean for you as a user?
In this post, we’ll look at the benefits of ISO 27001 data centres.
What is ISO 27001?
ISO 27001 is a specified standard for information security management systems. Essentially, it outlines how sensitive information and data should be protected so it remains secure. That includes everything from people and processes to the IT infrastructure in place.
The standard itself is made up of several sections, including leadership, planning, support, operation and even performance evaluation and improvement. To become ISO 27001 certified, organisations must prove to certification bodies that they meet all of the criteria outlined in the standard.
According to the 2017 ISO Survey, there are an estimated 39,501 valid ISO 27001 certificates across the world, compared with 7,732 a decade earlier. Clearly, data security is becoming a priority for more and more organisations across the world.
The benefits of ISO 27001
There are two main advantages of ISO 27001 for organisations that implement the standard. Firstly, they benefit from the best practice when it comes to data protection and security. Companies may also implement the standard and become certified to reassure their customers, clients or users that they meet the standards and adhere to best practice.
The second point is certainly true for ISO 27001 data centres, which offer the best possible assurance to customers that their data is completely secure. In turn, this also provides specific benefits to the companies whose data is stored in ISO 27001 data centres:
Security – First and foremost, your business will benefit from maximum security with all of its files and data. The chance of a data breach or data loss is minimised, eliminating any disruption or extra costs for your company.
Peace of mind – With this comes complete peace of mind for your workforce. You don’t have to worry about the possibility of data getting into the wrong hands, so you can focus on what you do best.
Selling point – Having data stored in ISO 27001 data centres is something that will also benefit your clients and customers. Any information they give to you will be completely secure. This reassurance may set you apart from the competition.
How we use ISO 27001 data centres
At Green Cloud Hosting, we don’t negotiate when it comes to data security. All our clients benefit from enterprise-grade online backup, across three UK ISO 27001 data centres. Data is regularly backed up and replicated across multiple data centres with 365-day retention, so even in the rare case of data loss, you can restore your data from any date within the last year.
This impressive redundancy allows us to offer customers a proven uptime of over 99.95%, along with 24/7 support. Sound good? Start your free 30-day trial today or call 0161 979 0691 for more information.