Amazon AWS: Sophos brings Sydney data center online

Aug 23, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Sophos has announced that its Australian data center, hosted by AWS, has gone online, the first of two openings in the Asia Pacific region in 2021. The second is scheduled for opening in Japan in September. This data center will provide local capacity to meet the growing demand for Sophos Central.

Commenting on the company expansion, the company said: “Rolling out these data centers serves two main purposes. First, we’re growing. We’ve got more products, customers, and actionable data than ever before so this additional infrastructure provides the capacity we’ll need to continue growing into the future.”

Adding: “Secondly, we recognize the importance of providing organizations of all sizes in all sectors - public or private - with the ability to store, manage, and access Sophos Central data locally from in-country data centers. These new data centers provide data sovereignty solutions for organizations with strict national or local regulatory or policy requirements.”

Further to this, John Donovan, Sophos Australia managing director, said: “Cyber attacks including ransomware are becoming increasingly complex and even more costly to remediate. At Sophos, we want to make it as easy as possible for customers and partners to access the best threat protection and detection and data storage options available.”

“Additionally, with the fast and massive migration to cloud computing, some organizations simply want to store their data in a specific geographical location. With a data centre in Australia, Sophos can address the business issues that impact Australian cybersecurity buying decisions,” He said.

Meanwhile, Craig Somerville, the Somerville Group managing director and CEO, said: “We are seeing a real shift in customers asking about the provision of onshore cybersecurity resources in line with data sovereignty requirements.

Adding: “Being able to offer local data centre capabilities means we can stand in front of our customers with an even stronger cybersecurity story.”