You are encouraged to always keep a backup of your own media in your galleries. However, you can rest assured that the Cincopa Media Platform is not going to fail. Cincopa uses Amazon S3 to host your media. Amazon S3 is one of the most reliable, redundant and secure server platforms on the planet. Amazon S3 stores your data in redundantly on multiple devices on different facilities at the same time. Amazon S3 is designed to have 99.999999999% durability and 99.99% availability of objects over a given year.
Here is the Amazon S3 statement on protecting data on their system (your data):
Amazon S3 provides a highly durable storage infrastructure designed for mission-critical and primary data storage. Objects are redundantly stored on multiple devices across multiple facilities in an Amazon S3 Region. To help ensure durability, Amazon S3 PUT and COPY operations synchronously store your data across multiple facilities before returning SUCCESS. Once stored, Amazon S3 maintains the durability of your objects by quickly detecting and repairing any lost redundancy. Amazon S3 also regularly verifies the integrity of data stored using checksums. If corruption is detected, it is repaired using redundant data. In addition, Amazon S3 calculates checksums on all network traffic to detect corruption of data packets when storing or retrieving data. Amazon S3’s standard storage is:
- Backed with the Amazon S3 Service Level Agreement.
- Designed to provide 99.999999999% durability and 99.99% availability of objects over a given year.
- Designed to sustain the concurrent loss of data in two facilities.