ADVISORY

Data Residency as a Service

Ensure local data residency compliance for your apps, in every country.

Innovation leads. Regulation follows.

The growth of digitalization and technology like Cloud computing, has prompted many governments and authorities to enact a range of laws to regulate the issue of Data Residency.

Data residency refers to the physical or geographic location of an organization’s data or information. Related regulations often include a requirement for data processed and stored in IT-systems to remain in a specific country.

If you have built your tech solution and are looking to scale operations, it is imperative that you ensure compliance to local regulations. Partnering with an experienced advisor like VentureDive can help simplify this journey for you.

VentureDive helps global enterprises, SaaS vendors & cloud-solution providers like you, to meet local data residency requirements.

Navigating Data Residency regulations can be daunting. The right consulting partner can help you understand:

  1. Which Regulation(s) apply to your business?
  2. Which specific Solution is Recommended for you?
  3. What’s the best Implementation Strategy for you?
  4. How should your existing infrastructure be tailored to meet regulatory requirements?
  5. How to structure your in-house Data Residency compliance teams?

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Common solutions for Data Residency

Several types of solutions can help you effectively solve your Data Residency issues:

Off-the-Shelf Solutions

These can be integrated and are rather feasible for startups, however the recurring costs may become too high in the longer-term.

Hybrid Multi-Cloud

Data under compliance requirement is stored in a public cloud solution deployed in residing country.

Hybrid Data Center

Data under compliance requirement is stored in physical data in case public cloud is not feasible or available in residing country.

Learn which solution is recommended for your organization.

Have questions or need help with data residency compliance? Contact Us.

Get in touch with our qualified team of experts to chart out your implementation roadmap.

OUR SERVICES

Advisory for clients in the MVP phase of a solution rolled out in a single country

Whether your goal is to use an off-the-shelf solution or build a custom one, our certified cloud and business consultants can advise you on the best, most streamlined and cost-effective roadmap for your implementation. In this engagement, we:

  • Identify market and compliance requirements
  • Identify data classified under compliance requirements
  • Identify implementation model aligned with compliance requirements
  • Map the existing architecture including data architecture 
  • Create a final report with options and estimations advice 

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Implementation for companies well past the initial MVP in a single country

Our certified cloud practitioners and compliance experts work closely with your technical team to discover case-specific compliance requirements. We then chart out the best solution for you (Hybrid Multi-cloud or Hybrid Data Center) keeping your current infrastructure & future goals in mind. This involves:

  • Identifying market & compliance requirements, as well as the data classified under compliance requirements
  • Identifying the implementation model aligned with compliance requirements
  • Mapping the existing architecture
  • Aligning the recommended solution with the implementation plan 
  • Building the recommended infrastructure; re-architecting the product

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Implementation for enterprises considering rollouts in multiple regions

This service is tailored for enterprises, and is the most extensive. This involves:

  • Identifying market & compliance requirements, as well as the data classified under compliance requirements
  • Identifying the implementation model aligned with compliance requirements
  • Identifying the existing architecture
  • Engaging a Solution Architect to suggest architectural changes in existing solution
  • Aligning the recommended solution with the implementation plan
  • Building the recommended infrastructure

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Skills augmentation

Looking to fill the gaps in your in-house data residency teams? We offer certified subject-matter experts on-demand:

  • Certified Cloud Practitioners
  • Cloud Consultants
  • GDPR Consultants
  • HIPAA Consultants
  • CCPA Consultants

Success stories

Local data residency compliance for UAE-based fintech startup

Based on the client’s long-term plan and existing infrastructure, we evaluated possible data residency solutions like off-the-shelf, Hybrid Multi-Cloud, and Hybrid Data Center. After evaluation, we shared the TCO along with recommendation of solution with SimpliFi. This helped SimpliFi align with their roadmap with a cost effective solution.

Log management of cloud infrastructure, with local compliance

Due to legal compliance requirements of Egypt, a solution had to be devised using the local cloud infrastructure services available.

Our infrastructure SMEs did custom implementation of logging systems, which were compliant with local data residency laws.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Data Residency refers to a practice where companies, whether startups or enterprises, desire to keep their data in specified geographical locations for administrative, regulatory, or policy-related reasons.

 

Different regions of the world have different regulations to safeguard the data and ensure its security. One major component of Data security is Data Residency. Different regions of the world have defined different regulations to safeguard the data of their residents and ensure its security. One major component of Data Security is Data Residency. Handling of personally identifiable information or any sensitive data is required to be stored locally in a secure manner.

More than 14 countries are now involved in Data Localization or Data Residency regulations. To name a few: China, Canada, France, UK, Switzerland, Israel, Turkey, Belgium, South Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Uruguay, India, Malaysia & Indonesia have their own Data Residency laws in place.

Data Residency or Data Localization requires data to be collected, processed and/or stored inside the country often before being transferred internationally.

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