Cloud-Computing Company Zoho to Open Data Center in Amsterdam
The cloud company is expanding its footprint in Europe to meet growing customer demand
Amsterdam and the cloud
Zoho, which provides cloud-based business applications, announced on 27 July the opening of a new data centre in Amsterdam. This is part of the company’s expansion into Europe, with another new data centre to open in Dublin, Ireland.
“More and more companies here are moving to the cloud, and new ones are mushrooming across the continent,” said Raj Sabhlok, the president of Zoho Corp. “We are happy to announce that we are increasing our investment in Europe, starting with these two data centres.”
Zoho is a division of Zoho Corp., a company with more than 4,000 employees. It is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, with international headquarters in India and offices in Austin, London, Yokohama, and Beijing.
Focus on privacy
With its new data center in Amsterdam, Zoho not only provides support for its growing number of customers, but also ensures the privacy of their data. Their goal is to help ensure that European customers’ data stays within the continent, which is becoming a growing concern.
“With these data centres, all the information that our European users trust us with will be stored securely within the borders of the continent,” said Sabhlok.
Amsterdam a data center hub
Zoho will be joining many other companies that have chosen to open data centers in Amsterdam, and throughout the Netherlands. Amsterdam’s AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is the leading data transport hub in the world, with many new data centers having been built nearby. With about one third of all European data centers now located in the Amsterdam area, Amsterdam is outperforming many larger European locations. Digital tech giants that have chosen the Netherlands for their activities include Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Twitter, Tata, Infosys, Huawei, Oracle, Intel, IBM, and Verizon.