Mimecast to open two Australian data centres

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 02 June, 2015

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Cloud email provider Mimecast is preparing to open two local data centres in Australia as part of an expansion in the local market.

Mimecast is opening two identical data centres in New South Wales, which are expected to go live in the next two months.

The company is opening the facilities to help meet its continuity of service commitments in Australia - if one facility is down for maintenance or due to a fault, Mimecraft will be able to switch operations to the second to maintain customer email and data services.

Mimecast offers email security, continuity and archiving cloud services, and currently operates 10 data centres in five countries. The new Australian facilities will join this network.

Mimecast launched in Melbourne in 2013.

“Key to growth in Australia is data residency and data centre location. If you want to succeed here you can’t just commit to a sales and support presence, you must put down technology roots too,” Mimecast Country Manager for Australia Nicholas Lennon said.

“We expect to follow in the footsteps of other leading cloud vendors like Microsoft who has recently opened data centres to fuel their growth here.”

Lenon said cloud services are being increasingly adopted by Australian businesses, and the company plans to take advantage of the growing popularity of Microsoft’s Office 365 as a primary email service with a suite of complementary cloud services for the product.

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