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Data Centres

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Yours and your client’s data stored and secured in a tier 2 and tier 3 Data Centre with access speeds of up to 40gb/s.

With Cyber Crime on the rise and greater burden put on businesses and organisations to comply with strict data protection laws, it’s crucial to partner with a security lead and advanced IT solutions provider.

Venom understands how important it is for you to have your business’s data and of your clients stored in the most secure environments as possible. In addition, you need fast access to this data. With two locations covered in the UK, you can be assured the fastest and most secure access to your data. All of our Data Centre’s are also ISO 27001 certified with IL4-level security.

Locations

Locations

All of our data centres are UK-based; two in the North West and one in London. Venom IT may move customer data to different locations as needed for purposes of providing continuous service, but will never move our clients’ data outside the UK without obtaining their express permission first.

Basic Layout

Basic Layout

We have 3 main data centres, located in London, Manchester Airport and Salford.

Each data centre has a pair of military grade firewalls (in Active-Standby configuration), a pair of network switches (in Active-Standby configuration) and a fully fault-tolerant SAN storage system, along with a high-availability, fault-tolerant server cluster.

The 3 data centres are configured into one ‘super cluster’ meaning that if 1 or even 2 data centres go down for whatever reason, the remaining data centre(s) will continue to provide service without  interruption. This also means that all data is effectively replicated in triplicate across the 3 data centres.

Centre Security

Centre Security

The Manchester data centres are located in Tier 3 facilities whilst the London data centre is located in a Tier 2 facility, albeit with additional security and DDoS prevention systems in place equivalent to Tier 3. (UK tier rating i.e. Tier 4=highest/military).

All our facilities are equipped with a combination of biometric access controls, 24-hour on-site security, CCTV, virtual tripwires, visitor turnstiles, man-traps, and full-height perimeter fencing.

All our data centres are ISO 27001 certified (the main component for GDPR Technical compliance) with IL4-level security.

All our data centres have the following systems in place: 

  • 2048-bit encryption (considered fit for banking)
  • Auto-failover & rollback
  • UPS with 5 to 7-day battery backup, depending on location.
  • The various locations use different methods to provide additional backup power e.g. on-site diesel generators, solar panels, and diversely-routed direct 11,000 HV feed from the National Grid.
  • Fire protection using VESDA systems and FM200 gas suppression
  • Secure gated access, with 24-hour security control
  • Active system monitoring and DLP are done via several different systems which provide warnings, alarms, alerts, metrics etc. Any errors automatically generate tickets on the CRM system for review and remedial.
  • Most systems are dual systems e.g. dual antivirus (hardware & software), dual firewall, dual network switches, dual, triple or quadruple Internet service (depending on location), dual spam filtering (hardware & software), and dual DDoS protection (dual hardware systems)

Office Security

Head Office Security

The Venom IT head office in Sale is fitted with standard security measures for staffed IT offices, such as electronic access control with zone separation, visitor sign-in, internal and external CCTV, and fire alarms.

  • Our offices are ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified
  • We adhere to and are independently audited on:
    –     ISO 27017 code of practice for cloud providers and;
    –     ISO 27018 controls and guidelines for protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) within the public cloud computing environment, incorporating regulatory requirements such as GDPR.

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