Databarracks joins the Cloud Industry Forum

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Cloud security specialist becomes the latest organisation to champion CIF and its Code of Practice

Databarracks is the latest company to join the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the industry body established to promote trust, security, and transparency within the sector.

Established in 2003, Databarracks was one of the UK’s first providers of managed backup and disaster recovery services. It has since grown rapidly to become one of the most technologically advanced innovators in online backup, virtualisation and the cloud, delivering effective disaster recovery and business continuity solutions to companies of all sizes and complexities, including clients in the defence sector, government and financial institutions.

Peter Groucutt, Managing Director, Databarracks, commented: “Uptake of cloud services is very strong in the UK but there are still companies yet to experience the benefits. The main barrier to adoption is a usually a lack of confidence. End users need information, clarity and guidance – which is why the Cloud Industry Forum is so important.

Security remains high on the agenda for cloud adopters so it’s important that, as an industry, we take the necessary steps to alleviate any fears and conspicuously demonstrate a commitment to the secure hosting of data in the cloud. The Cloud Industry Forum, and its Code of Practice, is making much needed progress in this regard by championing best practice for service providers and educating end users. We look forward to working with them to educate the market and drive professional standards.”

Andy Burton, chair of CIF and CEO of Fasthosts, added: “Databarracks joins CIF at a time when data protection and regulation are high on the agenda, both at home and abroad. Its commitment to security in the cloud should serve as an example to all cloud service providers,

“As the cloud proposition advances, end-users have elevated expectations about what they hope to achieve. It’s important that CSPs are able to deliver and exceed these expectations. The active participation of organisations like Databarracks re-emphasises the commitment of key players in the market of clear best practice. Databarracks’ support will be much appreciated in future developments of the Code of Practice and our market education activity.”

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