SmartGlance is hosted at the Microsoft Datacenter in Chicago, USA.
To further protect your data in the cloud, SmartGlance uses Microsoft's Windows Azure as its hosting platform.
When considering cloud computing solutions, organizations list security, privacy, reliability, and operational control as key issues. Microsoft addresses these issues through the coordinated and strategic application of people, processes, technologies, and experience. The result is continuous cloud security advances within the Microsoft cloud environment.
About Microsoft Data Centers:
A system cannot be more secure than the physical platform on which it runs. SmartGlance runs at a Microsoft facility, sharing space and utilities with other Microsoft Online Services. Each facility is designed to run 24 x 7 and employs various measures to help protect operations from power failure, physical intrusion, and network outages. These data centers comply with industry standards for physical security and reliability and they are managed, monitored, and administered by Microsoft operations personnel. They are designed for “lights out” operation.
Microsoft, with its continuing focus on trustworthy computing and information security, has built its OSSC ISMS on what many consider to be the broadest, most comprehensive, and best recognized definition of an information security program—that found in ISO/IEC 27001:2005. Microsoft uses a core set of certifications and attestations to demonstrate that the OSSC ISMS programs, continue to be effective and that they remain relevant in the still-changing realm of cloud computing.
To read more about security of Microsoft's Cloud Infrastructure, click here.
Windows Azure(TM) is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage web applications on the Internet through Microsoft® datacenters. An array of security controls are implemented within Windows Azure.
To learn more about Windows Azure Security, click here.
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