At the end of August, data protection provider Acronis announced the opening of four new international data centers in Europe and Asia to deliver localized data security and cloud storage. The company launched its new Germany data center, Japan data center, Russia data center and Singapore data center to ensure clients have secure, close proximity access to their resources.
Stanislav Protasov, Acronis co-founder and senior vice president of engineering and R&D, noted that today's enterprises have concerns when it comes to storing sensitive data in far-off locations. In fact, recent IDC research noted that 76 percent of companies would rather their data be stored within 150 miles of their location.
"Due to these demands, we have made the logical step to open an entire network of data centers in Asia and Europe, giving businesses in those areas exactly what they want – the ability to store their data in their own region," Protasov said.
The new Europe data centers and Asia data centers – along with the company's U.S. data centers and France data centers – have achieved a Tier 3 rating and include redundant network and utility sources to ensure constant availability of services.