Managed Cloud Hosting Company Rackspace Certified for Australian Government Data
January 10, 2019
Managed cloud hosting company Rackspace has been certified to provide services for the Australian government and manage related data. With global headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, United States, Rackspace provides a wealth of IaaS and PaaS services, competing with the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and IBM Cloud. Established in 1998, the company is the “#1 provider of IT-as-a-Service, in today’s multi-cloud world”. Rackspace’s Dedicated Hosting Environment (DHE) has been awarded the Australian government’s certification.
Rackspace’s news, announced.by the Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC), means the company has been added to the government’s ‘Certified Cloud Services List’ (CCSL) and is now able to deal with ‘Unclassified But Sensitive Data’ (Unclassified DLM). The certification applies to its compute, storage, networking and database services. Rackspace becomes one of only thirteen companies to have achieved this type of certification, which requires rigorous assessment by ACSC.
“We applied our rigorous assessment process to check Rackspace DHE’s ability to meet the expected security standards,” explained the Acting Head of the ACSC, Lynn Moore in a statement. “The Rackspace DHE environment in Australia consists of three data halls in Sydney. Data hall 140 meets the required physical security for hosting Unclassified DLM data and is the recommended data hall for Commonwealth entities to use,” she added.
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