Workato has opened its first data centre in EMEA. It can leverage the AWS region in Frankfurt, Germany. Customers within EMEA can leverage the enterprise automation platform from a local data centre. In doing so they ensure that their data residency and EU GDPR requirements are met.
Markus Zirn, SVP of Strategy & Business Development at Workato, commented: “In response to this very strong demand for our technology across EMEA, we have invested in this new data centre, serving our European customers to ensuring their data is held in full compliance with new EU-data regulations, eliminating any risk and allowing us to help more and more businesses within the EU transform the way they work. We are delighted to be investing in this very important region for Workato and to be expanding our operations in EMEA.”
The last year has seen a surge in business for Workato as companies digitally transform businesses during the pandemic crisis. Workato has seen a 2895 increase in data usage on its platform in the last 12 months. It is this increase that prompted it to launch the new data centre. This is just its latest move to expand in the region. It already has offices in Barcelona and Moscow. It also has employees working in European countries including, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK.
European customers welcome the move with Agatha Sick, Head of IT at TFG Transfracht, commenting: “Workato is enabling us to automate workflows across our enterprise. We are excited about the launch of the data centre in Europe as this will provide us with the option to store our data in the EU and comply with the EU data protection regulations.”
Enterprise Times: What does it mean
Opening up a data centre is a very logical step for Workato. It will deliver a competitive differentiation against those customers that have not yet taken the first step. The choice of Germany is also logical as it the country with the biggest concerns over data sovereignty in Europe. The next question is where the disaster recovery option for the Frankfurt location is? Some companies may prefer it located in a different region of Europe.