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Secure Data Centers

D2L hosted services are provided on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Physical and operational security processes are described for network and infrastructure under AWS’ management, as well as service-specific security implementations documented in Amazon Web Services: Overview of Security Processes, which outlines AWS’ data centre controls such as:

  • Physical and Environmental Security
  • Fire Detection and Suppression
  • Power
  • Climate and Temperature
  • Management
  • Storage Device Decommissioning
    o AWS uses the techniques detailed in NIST 800-88 (“Guidelines for Media Sanitization”) as part of the decommissioning process.
  • Amazon’s infrastructure fault tolerant design
    o Core applications are deployed in an N+1 configuration, so that in the event of a data center failure, there is sufficient capacity to enable traffic to be load-balanced to the remaining sites.
  • Certification
    o AWS holds numerous security certifications, which can be reviewed at https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/

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