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Zettabox Selects Cloud Constellation to Help Companies Meet New Data Rules

By | December 27, 2016
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      An artist’s rendition of SpaceBelt. Photo: Cloud Constellation

      [Via Satellite 12-27-2016] Cloud Constellation Corporation has entered into a service provision agreement with Zettabox to help companies meet new European Union data protection laws as well as data sovereignty laws worldwide. Teaming with Cloud Constellation’s SpaceBelt provides a global solution for companies to comply not just with new EU rules, but also to meet the rapidly growing number of data sovereignty regulations worldwide, according to the companies.

      U.S. companies doing business in Europe must comply with data privacy regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or face regulatory fines up to 4 percent of their worldwide revenue. SpaceBelt’s global cloud network is designed to provide secure cloud storage and transport of mission-critical sensitive data, end-to-end and without interruption or exposure to any surreptitious elements or unintended network jurisdictions. From North Africa to Russia and the United Arab Emirates, data sovereignty rules are proliferating, and the Zettabox/Cloud Constellation offer allows enterprises to store data once and meet all data sovereignty requirements at the same time.

      Cloud Constellation is building SpaceBelt, a secure space-based cloud storage network ring around the planet to provide infrastructure that is completely independent of the internet and leased lines, increasing data safety and removing jurisdictional concerns. By enabling the cloud to be served from a single customer site worldwide, SpaceBelt will reduce infrastructure investments currently required of cloud service providers for the purpose of European jurisdictional compliance. Zettabox will store corporate and government cloud content on SpaceBelt’s satellites, maintaining data protection for Europeans and data sovereignty worldwide while giving businesses greater control and ownership of their data. For instance, with the Zettabox/Cloud Constellation offer, Office 365 users will be able to create content with the productivity tools they already use but store that content in space.

      “As data threats have increased worldwide, restrictions on data flow have created a legal morass and financial burden on organizations that move mission-critical information internationally. Zettabox understands the need and had already created a fully European cloud storage, backup and collaboration solution. Now they are looking to space to provision any customer site or desktop around the world in less than a third of a second from just one location without any loss of jurisdictional control,” said Scott Sobhani, Cloud Constellation CEO and co-founder.