Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service for the cloud, has announced the completion of its European Datacenter, now generally available for partners and customers.
Data residency is an important consideration for many organizations when selecting a security solution provider for their cloud, on-premises, and hybrid IT environments. Now with its UK datacenter, organizations working with Alert Logic can know that their data is not only secure, but also supports their local data privacy requirements.
“International expansion is a strategic priority for our business, and we are excited at this latest milestone,” said Marty McGuffin, Senior Vice President of Security at Alert Logic. “Hosting our service and customer data within the European Union clearly demonstrates our commitment to providing the same world-class service our customers in the United States receive to customers worldwide.”
For this European deployment, Alert Logic chose the Next Generation Data Center in Newport, Wales, one of the world’s largest datacenters, located on a 50-acre site with 750,000 square feet of space, and designed as a Tier 3+ data center. This major investment, supported by the Welsh Government, enables Alert Logic to collect, analyse and store data within the European Union, ensuring adherence to the EU Data Protection Policy around data privacy, protection and residency.
The Next Generation Datacenter building is an energy efficient or “green” data center as it runs on 100% renewable energy and uses less than 1% of the water volume used by standard data centers; one data hall uses approximately 1.5 megawatts which is enough to power a small village of 750 houses. There will be continual expansion of the building for the next five to ten years.
David Howorth, VP EMEA continued: “Our annual Cloud Security Report, which collects and analyses security threats to and from cloud environments, noted Europe as having the highest volume of attacks in hosting and public cloud infrastructures. As such, it puts us in a unique position to help European customers who are looking for high-quality, cloud-based security and compliance solutions that are built specifically for cloud environments.”
About Alert Logic
Alert Logic (alertlogic.com), the leader in security and compliance solutions for the cloud, provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service solution provides network, system and web application protection immediately, wherever your IT infrastructure resides. Alert Logic partners with the leading cloud platforms and hosting providers to protect over 2,700 organizations worldwide. Built for cloud scale, our patented platform stores petabytes of data, analyses over 400 million events and identifies over 50,000 security incidents each month, which are managed by our 24×7 Security Operations Centre. Alert Logic, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Seattle, and internationally in Cardiff and London.