Wasabi has announced the opening of its first European data centre based in Amsterdam. The new data centre will accommodate Wasabi’s accelerating growth in the EU region, bringing affordable, fast, enterprise class cloud storage closer to the company’s European customer base.
Richard Czech, Director, EMEA Sales at Wasabi commented: “IDC predicts that the collective sum of the world’s data will grow from 33 zettabytes last year to 175 ZB by 2025, for a compounded annual growth rate of 61%. The European, Middle East, and African regions are no exceptions as institutions, enterprises, and governments have tremendous data storage needs and are very mindful about price, performance, and protection. Our business operations will be driven through an aggressive channel strategy and we are ready to bring customers and partners on board to experience the competitive advantage that Wasabi hot cloud storage will bring them. Having a local data centre in the EU makes the decision to move to the cloud much clearer for them.”
David Friend, CEO of Wasabi, added: “We believe nearly all data will eventually be stored in the cloud. Customers migrating from on-premises storage to Wasabi usually find that storing data in Wasabi costs less than just the annual maintenance of their on-prem storage. With our new Amsterdam data centre, our European customers can now enjoy the benefits of Wasabi’s fast read/write speeds. Storage is becoming a commodity. Smart IT people are coming to the conclusion that they don’t need the cost and hassle of on-premises storage.”