iland's Secure Cloud Services Take On Data Privacy Regulations

iland's Secure Cloud Services Take On Data Privacy Regulations

By Alicia Young, Web Editor  |  February 28, 2017

iland (News - Alert) is a global cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS), and backup as a service (BaaS). The company is constantly working towards creating ways to use the cloud to improve disaster recovery, all while staying within regulations. In its latest move toward this initiative, iland released its new Secure Cloud Services solution, which includes support for Model Contract Clauses and the U.S. and U.K. Privacy Shield Frameworks to address the challenges of ever-changing cloud compliance and data privacy regulations. 

This release builds on iland’s existing compliance professional service offerings because it includes on-demand security and compliance reports, as well as billing visibility and resource management functions. According to the announcement, “This advanced cloud management functionality, available through the iland Secure Cloud Console, is designed to foster strategic, self-sufficient control of a cloud environment, optimizing overall cloud usage and costs to drive business initiatives and growth.”

Scott Sparvero, CEO and co-founder of iland, commented on the company’s decision to introduce this kind of solution by saying, “As cloud adoption continues to advance, organizations are faced with more and more complex cloud and compliance regulations and time-consuming audits on an international scale...With this latest release, we’re continuing our commitment to help customers address cloud compliance with the Privacy Shield and Model Contract Clauses in addition to expanding visibility into our native advanced security features, cloud usage, costs and performance metrics to drive further efficiencies, cost savings and IT agility for our customers.”

It’s no secret that IT organizations struggle to keep up with the constant changes in compliance regulations. Although they feel the pressure to adopt new cloud technologies, they need to make sure that they’re ensuring compliance with data privacy regulations. To meet the compliance requirements that go along with adopting these technologies, companies have to provide proof and validation of their business compliance posture with reporting on items such as security and penetration testing, ISO, U.K. Data Registration, SOC2, and HIPAA for U.S. healthcare organizations. Additionally, regulations covering the movement of personal information between the U.S. and the U.K. require a provider that's compliant with Privacy Shield in the cloud agreement. Due to Brexit, though, data privacy rules for the E.U. and the U.K. could change in the future. This potential change makes it even more important for U.K. organizations to remain up to date with any and all data privacy and cloud security requirements.

iland hopes to take these problems on for companies. That’s why its new Secure Cloud Services offers Privacy Shield, which provides a way for companies to ensure they are compliant with data regulation practices post-Safe Harbour; Model Contract Clauses, which are put into the contract between cloud providers and customers to cover reporting, audit requirements and breaches; security and compliance reports; billing visibility enhancements that provide cost information at the Org, VDC and vApp/VM levels; better resource management; and user experience updates.

“IT organizations need an experienced cloud provider to work through today’s regulatory and data security challenges,” said Travis Ruiz, Director of Cloud Services and Support at MasterControl, a leading global provider of enterprise quality management systems (EQMS).  “iland gives us the security features, reporting capabilities and visibility into cloud resources we need to ensure cloud compliance as well as take full advantage of the many benefits that cloud computing offers.”