The European General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) entered into force on 25 May 2018. It defines how companies are required to handle sensitive data. Qualified data storage and archiving requirements now apply. Small to medium-sized enterprises must now select a suitable and cost-efficient cloud storage solution (e.g. IONOS S3 Object Storage) as a matter of urgency. More about IONOS S3 Object Storage
This ensures data sovereignty. There is no room left for “dark data,” i.e. data concealed from the public eye.
Each company is facing two separate challenges: data needs to be retrievable on short notice, and there must be a central data repository for long-term storage where data can be archived securely for the respective statutory retention period. It is therefore crucial to know immediately where any piece of information is stored.
What’s more, companies are required to restore the availability of personal data and access to the information quickly in the event of a physical or technical incident (Art. 32 (1b) GDPR). Each organisation is therefore obliged to create backups and to archive data, and storage systems need to be up and running at all times.
Updated technical solutions must be implemented to protect data that is subject to storage requirements from unintentional processing, alteration, destruction, theft or loss.
Cloud providers always implement the latest storage technology. IONOS Cloud S3 Object Storage provides the ideal solution for your backup and archiving requirements. After all, data kept with IONOS Cloud is accessible at all times and stored in data centres operated in Germany.
IONOS S3 Object Storage is a real alternative to magnetic tapes as a long-term storage medium. While magnetic tapes are still cheaper than hard drive storage and are certainly able to store data continuously and reliably for many years, there are unfortunately many different types of mutually incompatible magnetic tapes. And the data stored on these tapes may even become unreadable if the drives that are used to read them are no longer available. Archiving software providers cause difficulties as well: they insist on proprietary writing formats, which means that it is impossible to ensure that magnetic tapes will remain readable in the future.