Acquia has launched its new Drupal Cloud hosting solution for customers in the UK. The London data centre provides in-country hosting for organisations impacted by Brexit who prefer their Drupal databases to remain in-country. This service is particularly attractive to UK local authorities, central government departments or businesses working with the government.
“Brexit has caused many organisations to rethink data localisation strategies,” said Steve Williamson, General Manager, Acquia EMEA. “To support our customers in this region, we now offer the same high availability and multi-region failover capabilities. As we do at our other hosting solutions around the world.”
Drupal Cloud is a composable experience platform that allows customers to build and deploy applications to any digital channel. With Drupal Cloud hosting, organisations can ensure their digital applications are highly available, with a 99.95% uptime SLA. The service provides multi-zone availability for built-in redundancy, and multi-region failover clusters for enhanced resiliency. Beyond the London hosting solution, Acquia offers regional data centres in Ireland, Germany, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and China.
Acquia customers who want to migrate Drupal applications to the UK can take advantage of Acquia Platform Migration Services. These provide an Acquia Professional Services Technical Architect to manage configuration and testing. The service’s role is to ensure an efficient and seamless Drupal application migration.
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An inevitable consequence of Brexit was the need for some organisations to ensure data storage is located in the UK. This was particularly the case for personal sensitive data stored by local authorities or central government departments. Hence Acquia’s launching a its new cloud hosting solution for UK customers. This solution will be particularly welcomed by the company’s UK public sector clients. These organisations are required to host digital their real estate in the UK. Therefore having this facility in London will only enhance Acquia’s ability to win public sector contracts in the UK.