NOVI, Mich. (March 29, 2011) – Future Hosting, an Internet solutions provider serving SMBs and enterprises internationally and developer of Future Engineer™, today announced it has self-certified under the United States Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor framework, enabling its clients to operate freely in the European Union and the United States.
The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect in October of 1998, and would prohibit the transfer of personal data to non-European Union countries that do not meet the European Union adequacy standard for privacy protection. The self-certification program enables United States companies to bridge the gaps in privacy regulation and operate safely within the European Union.
“For the last several years, Future Hosting has been actively pursing a strategy of internationalization, with a global footprint that includes servers in five international cities. Being able to operate safely and legally in all of these jurisdictions is of central importance, especially as we continue to work with an increasing number of small to medium sized businesses in the European Union,” said Future Hosting CEO Vik Patel.
Future Hosting’s self-certification is valid for one year, and requires annual re-filing to meet regulatory requirements. More details about the Safe Harbor program are available at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.
Earlier this year, Future Hosting expanded its entire line of hosting services to Washington, D.C., adding dedicated servers, hybrid servers, and other ancillary services, including high-bandwidth ports, integrated management control panels, Ksplice Uptrack rebootless upgrades, and other specialized network services. Previously, Future Hosting had offered only Virtual Private Servers in the Washington, D.C. facility.
Future Hosting is the developer of Future Engineer™, a technical support automation system designed to automate time consuming server configuration and repair tasks on Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Future Engineer™ allows clients to receive a greater level of technical support than is available when technicians spend their time performing routine or basic maintenance tasks. With Future Engineer™, technicians are free to spend their time offering a level of technical support that is unrivaled and otherwise unaffordable.
For more information about Future Hosting, please visit http://www.futurehosting.com.