Zoho, provider of cloud-based business applications, has opened two data centres in Europe--one in Amsterdam, Netherlands and another in Dublin, Ireland--ensuring that the data of its European customers stays within the continent.
Zoho also launched www.zoho.eu. Powered by Zoho's new European data centres, zoho.eu caters to its rapidly-expanding customer base in Europe. On zoho.eu, all Zoho products are offered in Euros. The dedicated website makes payments easier for Zoho customers and also protects them from fluctuating exchange rates.
"Europe is an important market for us. More and more companies here are moving to the cloud and new ones are mushrooming across the continent. We can see a rise in demand for Zoho products, and are happy to announce that we are increasing our investment in Europe, starting with these two data centres and zoho.eu," said Raj Sabhlok, President, Zoho Corp.
"Zoho's entry into Europe brings high-quality online applications to the market. Equinix, which connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, is delighted to be part of Zoho's journey. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. In Dublin, Zoho's European users can be assured continuous services in the most interconnected data centers. Equinix operates the only global interconnection platform, sparking new opportunities and enabling growth for our customers," said Scott McConnell, Sales Director Ireland and Emerging Markets, Equinix.
Focus on Privacy
With the Amsterdam and Dublin data centres, Zoho not only provides support for its growing number of customers, but also ensures the privacy of their data.
"Zoho has always been committed to protecting the privacy of its users and their right to use our products without intrusion. That's why all of our products, even our free editions, are ad-free," said Sabhlok. "With these data centers, all the information that our European users trust us with will be stored securely within the borders of the continent."