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Article · Jan 23, 2018

Carbonite adds cloud backup location inside Canada

Canadian organizations using Carbonite can now choose to back up server data to a location within their country's borders. Learn more.

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Canadian FlagCanadian organizations using CarboniteTM Safe Server Backup now have the option to back up server data to a cloud data center located inside Canada's borders. 

The new cloud backup location addresses the needs of Canadian companies that are bound by industry compliance mandates or laws—like the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)—that may require them to store backup data inside Canada.

Carbonite Safe Server Backup users in Canada previously had two options: Store your backed-up data in the United States or the European Union. The addition of a cloud backup center in Canada means that Canadian customers can now protect the files, databases and applications they depend on while maintaining their commitment to regulatory compliance. 

Backing up your data inside Canadian borders is simple. All you need to do is select "Canada" from the dropdown list when choosing your cloud backup target as shown below: 

Carbonite Safe Server interface

Carbonite and compliance
At Carbonite, our goal is to ensure the security, confidentiality and integrity of the customer information entrusted to us. That's why, where applicable, Carbonite business plans support our customers' efforts to comply with regulatory compliance mandates like HIPAA, GLBA and FERPA. 

Data backed up with Carbonite is encrypted using 128-bit encryption and sent over a secure TLS (Transport Layer Security) connection. The data remains encrypted during transmission and again in storage. For added protection, Carbonite’s business plan customers can choose to set up their own 256-bit private key encryption.

Additionally, all Carbonite data centers are guarded by on-site security officers and are physically secure with protective measures that include restricted access using biometric scanners, electronic key cards and PIN codes. 

Learn more about Carbonite Safe Server Backup today.


Mark Brunelli

Senior Writer

Mark Brunelli is a Senior Writer on the Corporate Marketing team at Carbonite. He blogs about Carbonite happenings and IT industry trends.

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