Opportunity

Create a secure data management platform that addresses data sovereignty laws

Results

Data sovereignty with cloud freedom

BriteSky

BriteSky Gives Enterprises Assurance of Data Sovereignty in the Cloud

BriteSky offers services that help its customers comply with data sovereignty law, no matter what cloud platforms they use. To provide greater data management flexibility, BriteSky uses NetApp Private Storage for Cloud in an Equinix data center with Equinix Cloud Exchange to keep data within Canada. This way, customers can use Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) platforms, yet still comply with law. No other cloud provider in Canada does this.

In the first phase of BriteSky’s build-out, the ONTAP data management software provided the flexibility and the secure environment its customers required. The next phase, to serve customers requesting backup to the cloud, presented additional challenges. “It was just astronomical, the amount of data we had to deal with,” Losier says. “We needed a platform that was better designed for that longer retention cycle of data and allowed the data to be replicated across multiple sites easily.”

StorageGRID object storage, with its geo-tagging capability, scalability, and simplified maintenance, was a perfect fit. It provided data governance for the myriad files—from images to video—that BriteSky’s customers need to keep safe.

“No matter the type of dataset from our customers, StorageGRID worked extremely well. It easily dealt with the ingest of data being received every single day,” says Losier.

About this Customer

BriteSky, one of Ottawa’s fastest-growing companies, provides flexible, cost-effective, and secure enterprise cloud services—including infrastructure as a service, backup as a service, and data replication as a service—to Canadian enterprise companies. Its goal is to simplify customers’ moves to the cloud, collaborating with each client to meet its specific needs, whether it runs on a private, public, or hybrid model.

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