eFolder Opens Amsterdam Data Center Giving EU Customers Local Option

Meeting a market demand by customers looking for a way to keep their data local and under European Union regulations and laws, eFolder has opened a new data center in Amsterdam. Here are the details of that and the company's international presence and expansion.

Jessica Davis

February 5, 2015

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eFolder Opens Amsterdam Data Center Giving EU Customers Local Option

eFolder this week opened a data center in Amsterdam, increasing its investments in international markets and providing another alternative to European IT service providers and businesses that want to keep their data hosted in Europe under European Union regulations and laws.

eFolder’s move meets a market demand that has grown out of concerns over surveillance programs by the U.S. government. The company said that European customers have indicated they would prefer their data be hosted locally.

A greater presence in Europe

“Since we operate primarily in the United Kingdom, I am excited to see eFolder extend its cloud services presence to Europe,” said Adam Warren, managing director of Tandem Systems, in a prepared statement. “Besides the tremendous profit opportunity of deploying eFolder software and services, the Amsterdam data center presence now resolves many of our clients’ prior data privacy and security concerns.”

eFolder said that the opening of the Amsterdam data center is part of its aggressive growth plan. In 2014, the company added more than 80 employees and expanded operations in San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta, Canada, the United Kingdom; the Netherlands and Sweden. The company has also hired dedicated sales and technical staff in Europe to serve regional partners.

Growth and expansion

“eFolder has grown by giving partners the greatest flexibility and choice in how they bring services to market,” said Pierre Tapia, vice president of product at eFolder, in a statement. “Our comprehensive suite of services and the choice to host these services out of the Amsterdam data center demonstrates our commitment to becoming partners’ most strategic vendor relationship.”

eFolder has operated data centers for more than eight year. The company currently has data centers in Atlanta; Salt Lake City; Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; and Amsterdam. The company’s data centers have undergone audits and are either SSAE 16 Type II Certified or SOC Certified and have 99.999 percent reliability, translating to less than 5 minutes average downtime per year, the company said.


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Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is the former Content Director for MSPmentor. She spent her career covering the intersection of business and technology.  She's also served as Editor in Chief at Channel Insider and held senior editorial roles at InfoWorld and Electronic News.

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