Workato launches local data centre
Enterprise automation platform Workato has launched its first Australian data centre, allowing the organisation to provide local data storage and processing isolation, to meet client data protection requirements and uphold data security standards.
According to Workato’s Automation Index 2022, the application of machine learning and AI to reduce manual and repetitive tasks in the workplace has doubled year on year since 2020 — with Asia Pacific and Japan seeing the greatest growth in the areas of automated finance, customer support and marketing processes. This growth is supported by the benefit of the Workato community library, which is a resource to jumpstart the automation journey as it hosts ready-to-use recipes and over 150 community connectors.
The new data centre has been set up in response to exceptionally strong growth in the ANZ region. Workato has seen 210% growth from ANZ in the last 12 months. Workato’s current ANZ customer base comprises companies from technology, financial services, fintech, retail, healthcare and resourcing industries among others and includes Atlassian, Canva, Country Road Group, Lifeline Australia and Jaycar Electronics.
“This new offering heralds a new era of automation for businesses here in Australia and will support the accelerating growth and adoption of integration-led automation, and the digital transformation of organisations across the country,” said John Deeb, Country Manager, ANZ at Workato.
“The new data centre will make it easy for our Australian customers to meet their internal policies on data storage location and regulatory requirements mandated by the government.”
In addition to serving customers’ data onshoring needs, Workato is able to simultaneously deliver updates to multiple data centres across all of the regions it operates in, including the US, EU and APAC — minimising service disruptions and ensuring Workato customers globally will get the latest software updates immediately.
With more businesses demanding enterprise-grade data protection features, the new data centre will ensure organisations are better positioned to meet data protection and compliance requirements at all times.
“As Australia has some of the highest regulatory standards for data protection and privacy laws in the world, we are now able to support customers with their data governance needs right here in the market as they accelerate their adoption of digital automation,” Deeb said.
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