Back-up & Recovery Firm Keepit Opens Two Canadian Data Centers

Keepit, an independent, vendor-neutral cloud devoted to SaaS data protection with a blockchain-verified solution, has announced the inauguration of its first two data centers in Canada. Keepit has partnered with data center colocation provider Equinix to run the data centers. It allows Keepit to provide a data storage solution that complies with Canadian laws and regulations for businesses operating both inside and outside of the country.

“Our superior data center strategy is what allows Keepit’s customers to instantly recover and restore lost or compromised data,” said Jakob Østergaard, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Keepit. “Equinix data centers are recognized globally for exceptional levels of security. And since each location has full copies of user data, with two mirrored physical locations, our clients can rest assured that their data will always be available to them, regardless of their Software-as-A Service (SaaS) vendor’s status. Keepit can confidently guarantee that our infrastructure ensures all customers’ data will remain in situ, with no middleware transmissions outside regions. We are proud to be the first and only vendor that can make that claim.”

Keepit’s new data center investment would coincide with the rapid growth of the data backup-as-a-service (BaaS) and recovery industry, which has been fueled in part by the exponential increase in data volumes as a result of increased adoption of connected technologies and digital transformation initiatives.

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The opening of the data centers would highlight Keepit’s commitment to providing the fastest, most secure, and most efficient service to its expanding Canadian customer base, while also demonstrating the significant growth of its global network. It would also significantly improve the company’s capacity to provide seamless, low-latency data backup and recovery services across popular platforms including Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and Salesforce.

Keepit’s architecture is built on numerous distinct, mirrored data centers in each area, each of which operates in active-active mode, ensuring that data is constantly copied between them.

The platform’s operations would remain unaffected in the case of a single system failure, or even the unusual scenario of the loss of an entire data center, and Keepit’s clients’ data would remain accessible and recoverable.

Keepit’s current Canadian partners, such as XenTegra, recognize the necessity of delivering data sovereignty to Canadian organizations through local data centers, as well as data storage that is distinct from the core environment and independent of the SaaS vendor’s storage locations.

As a global information technology solutions advisor and reseller company focused on digital workspace technologies and cloud computing, XenTegra would be enjoying good momentum in Canada:

“We are seeing an immense need for Keepit’s solution amongst our customers. Every customer we speak to about back-up immediately asks whether their data will reside within the country; this is a huge concern for Canadian entities,” said Moin Khan, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Xentegra. “Keepit’s decision to invest in local, dual, mirrored, and load-balanced data centers is a welcome move to ensure continuity of data availability, along with its independent and local dedicated private cloud infrastructure. For those reasons, XenTegra is pleased to be a Keepit partner.”