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Wasabi launches London cloud storage region

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Wasabi Technologies has opened a new cloud storage region in London, with plans for more storage regions in the works for 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 – it opened a region in Amsterdam at the start of 2019.

Wasabi’s European expansion comes on the heels of its distribution partnership with Exclusive Networks. Earlier this year, the company also closed a $137 million funding round, and opened APAC headquarters and another storage region in Japan.

Wasabi states that 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.

“Wasabi is equipped to remove the complexity and cost burden of compliance for UK organizations with a high-performance, easily accessible storage solution.”

David Friend, Co-Founder and CEO, Wasabi, added, “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.

“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.”

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