Computer Storage Services, (CSSI), has launched MyData, an electronic data backup facility for businesses, corporates, government organisations, individuals and mobile users to securely backup their data into a category-5 biometric data vault based in Midrand.

CipherVault, together with new headquarter for CSSI, is the result of a R27-million investment into developing a new offering for South African businesses that complies with legislation and best business practices for storing and archiving critical data.
The centre has taken 28 months to complete, and is the base location for server hosting, virtual environments and offsite data storage with direct Internet and fibre connectivity nodes.
CipherVault has a server hosting capacity of approximately 1 500 servers, cartridge capacity in excess of 200 000 DLT/LTO tapes and has two 480Mbps fibre optic links directly connected with redundant connectivity between service providers over DSL, ADSL and wireless media.
The data centre is housed in a first of its kind Category-5 biometric data vault, with humidity, temperature, fire and smoke detection system coupled with redundant air cooling, UPS arrays, generator standby systems and surveillance security.
CSSI has a policy of zero-obligation contracts while guaranteeing uptimes of 99.9% and higher depending on customer requirements.
The MyData launch is being offered with free trial accounts for users to test the performance and capability of the new MyData / CipherArchive software.  The trial offer is available for 30 days and offers each user a 10Gb account with encryption, security and functionality.
According to Sandra De Oliveira, GM of CSSI: “MyData is designed as an offering tailored for the needs of South African users and businesses with the peace of mind that for less than R100 per month their data is safe from the risk of theft, system crashes, hard drive failure or any disasters that could arise.
"Our success has been in making our company offerings attractive and affordable and at the best quality possible where customers can host servers, run their exchange and virtual environments and their disaster recovery solutions in this secure data facility for under R2 000 per server with all the extras included in this price.”