LMS365, the provider of the only learning platform built into Microsoft 365 and Teams, has announced that it’s deploying new data centres in the UK and Germany.
The new Microsoft Azure data centres have been built to enable LMS365 to provide a learning platform that supports the data and compliance requirements within the local regions.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more businesses are switching to remote working environments. This is especially true in the UK and Germany, where government lockdowns have encouraged employees to stay at home. However, the shift to remote working and the adoption of cloud technologies to support a remote environment, means that businesses also have to grapple with changing regulatory framework that includes GDPR and in-country data residency standards.
“Brexit and GDPR have placed a new focus on data governance and security for organisations across Europe. It’s important for us that customers can choose our platform without having to worry about legal constraints. Providing these new data centres is key to supporting our expanding customer base as they rely on LMS365 to successfully implement remote learning and learning in the flow of work via Microsoft 365 and Teams,” says Travis Campbell, senior business manager at LMS365.
German organisations, in particular, are intensifying their focus on data governance as the pandemic accelerates digitisation efforts. LMS365’s data centre expansion enables organisations and government institutions to uphold data sovereignty by keeping data within their legal basis as they provide training, learning and onboarding to employees.
“COVID-19 put high pressure on companies to support remote working. At the same time, German businesses across industries are fast-tracking their cloud and digitisation journeys. This has raised discussions of data protection and unprecedented demand for trusted cloud infrastructures like Microsoft 365, Teams and Azure. This expansion helps us deliver on our continued commitment to serve our fast growing customer base of more than 200 customers in the UK and DACH, and to elevate their businesses through the transformative capabilities of the LMS365 platform,” says Robert Nederby, managing director of DACH at LMS365.
New customers can now choose to deploy LMS365 from these additional regional data centres and existing customers will be relocated by request.
LMS365 now delivers its learning platform from seven regional Microsoft Azure data centres in Northern Europe, Central US, Central Canada, Eastern Japan, Eastern Australia, Germany and the UK.