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ShanyDecember 18, 20192 min read

moodley meets eyeson: Choosing Exoscale to Host Video Meeting Data

moodley redefines what's possible by choosing European owned cloud provider Exoscale to host eyeson video meetings. 

Since its founding, moodley has striven to meet the modern demands of digital transformation, helping businesses to focus on strategy, design, interactive, and product. Most recently, the company started using eyeson as its company-wide video communication tool. To ensure that conversations with clients remain in Austria, moodley chose Exoscale to host video conference data. This solution allows moodley to offer a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) conformable solution and to respect their clients' right to privacy. moodley is our first customer to use our unique service to choose where to host video meeting data.

Experts see sensitive consumer data at risk

Data security has long been a hot topic for professionals and consumers alike. Businesses often fall victim to high-profile breaches and see sensitive consumer data at risk. For many companies, it could soon become impossible to manage risks related to the use of U.S. cloud providers for processing personal data. Worryingly, this is an issue that won’t just disappear over time. Hence, companies like moodley started to look for alternatives.

The E.U. has responded to this issue by drastically changing privacy regulations. The new GDPR of the European Union came into effect in May 2018. Since it is the most comprehensive data privacy law in the world, one would hope that it is providing both businesses and consumers with the full power of online data. However, this isn’t the case yet.

Since March 23rd, 2018, U.S. authorities can demand data access from U.S. companies from servers located anywhere in the world under the Clarifying Lawful Use of Overseas Data (CLOUD) Act. U.S. companies own most cloud providers in Europe. Consequently, using those cloud providers cannot be considered safe. Organizations are at risk of paying high fines for infringing GDPR requirements.

moodley and the search for an alternative solution

Our customer moodley was looking for ways to ensure data privacy and GDPR compliance. Storing data in-house often isn’t a desirable option, which is why businesses are looking for established cloud service providers. When running critical data in the cloud, a partner you can rely on makes all the difference. moodley found a partner in Exoscale – a cloud service provider that is owned by Austrian company A1 Digital International GmbH. moodley is now storing its video conference data with an Austrian owned cloud provider. Thus, the company can guarantee that consumer data is safe.

Especially for moodley, using agile teams spread across several locations,  video conference is a primary communication tool in their daily work routine. It enables individual project units and guarantees a trouble-free project schedule. The implementation of such technologies is necessary to design and also maintain an ideal workflow. Smart working can improve performance while increasing employee satisfaction, so partnering with Exoscale was clearly the right decision for moodley.