European expansion from Amsterdam
On 27 July, Zoho, which provides cloud-based business applications, announced the opening of a new data centre in Amsterdam. This is part of the US 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, California, with international headquarters in India and offices in Austin, London, Yokohama and Beijing.
Focus on privacy
With its new data centre 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 stay 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 centre hub
Zoho is joining many other companies that have chosen to open data centres in Amsterdam and throughout the Netherlands. Amsterdam’s AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is the largest data transport hub in the world, with many new data centres nearby. With about one third of all European data centres now located in the Amsterdam Metropolitan 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.