08 December 2021
Wasabi Technologies has opened a new cloud storage region in London and plans to introduce additional storage regions next year.
Located in the Equinix Data Centre in London, this is Wasabi’s first cloud storage region in the UK and second in Europe after it opened a region in Amsterdam in 2019.
Wasabi’s European expansion comes on the heels of its distribution partnership with Exclusive Networks. Earlier this year, the company also closed a $137m funding round, and opened APAC headquarters and another storage region in Japan.
The company said it’s planning to open a number of additional cloud storage regions in multiple countries over the next 12 months.
“The UK is in a transformative moment in light of Brexit, where the evolution of data security is leading to a rethink in regulation and country-specific data protection laws,” ,” said Richard Czech, VP EMEA, Sales at Wasabi. He added that “Wasabi is equipped to remove the complexity and cost burden of compliance for UK organisations with a high-performance, easily accessible storage solution”.
David Friend, Co-Founder and CEO, Wasabi, added that the UK is a key market for Wasabi, “with so many large businesses, institutions and technology companies needing to store growing amounts of data and navigate the real-time adjustments necessitated by Brexit”.
He said: “Having a local storage region in this market enables us to serve the huge customer demand for our services, and to better secure UK customer data and reflect local data protection laws. With a strong footprint in Europe already and an existing storage region in Amsterdam, the UK was the obvious next location for us, and we have plans to open additional regions over the next 12 months.”
Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is based in Boston.