Acronis, a Swiss cyber protection firm, today launched its Cyber Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg. The new data centre is one of 111 new data centres being deployed by the company.
The centre gives service provider partners access to a full range of cyber protection solutions upon which they can build new services while delivering faster access, constant data availability, and data sovereignty to their clients.
Having these capabilities is key for South African service providers today, as cyber threats loom over the business landscape and data accessibility, privacy, and compliance demands grow.
“A local presence is a necessity for modern cloud businesses and we are proud to deliver the Acronis Cyber Cloud Data Center in South Africa,” said Peter French, regional general manager, Middle East and Africa, Acronis.
“Now they can safeguard client data locally and know that they are backed by a global partner who is on standby 24/7/365 to address any issues.”
The opening of the South Africa data centre is part of the Acronis Global/Local Initiative, an effort that includes global management for all data centres, geographic redundancy, and control for local partners, and a local disaster recovery site – all with competitive pricing.
The goal of this initiative is for service providers to have no trouble meeting the ever-changing compliance, data sovereignty, and performance requirements they and their clients face.
The global network of Acronis Cyber Cloud Data Centres already includes more than 40 data centres. From Europe to Asia and from the US to Africa, Acronis has already opened cloud data centres across the globe and is planning to open many more.
The privately-held firm Acronis was founded in Singapore in 2003.
With the new data centre in South Africa, local service providers will have a location within the country where they can store business-critical data for their clients. Managed service providers will also benefit from the full range of managed cloud solutions and cyber protection solutions available via the Acronis Cyber Cloud platform.