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Wasabi opens new cloud storage in Australia with Equinix

By Jessie Chiang
Fri 13 May 2022

Wasabi Technologies has opened a new hot cloud storage region in Sydney, Australia, using Equinix services.

This is the company’s 12th global storage region, and it means organisations in APAC will be able to capitalise on the growing adoption of hybrid cloud and digital-first infrastructure while also addressing data sovereignty. 

Wasabi Technologies says there are game-changing technological advancements across many industries, including healthcare, education, energy, video surveillance, and media and entertainment.

It says this environment is pushing Australians to embrace cloud technologies to modernise their infrastructure and efficiently handle the unprecedented amount of data being generated.

GlobalData projects the Australian cloud market to top $14 billion by 2025. To support this growing market, Wasabi says its new location in Sydney provides closer proximity to customers and partners, including Veeam, to reduce latency and keep costs affordable and predictable.

Wasabi Technologies co-founder and CEO David Friend says Asia Pacific is at the forefront of the company’s digital-first business strategy and tremendously growing hybrid cloud adoption.

“Sydney was the obvious choice for Wasabi’s newest storage region, following our additions of Tokyo and Osaka last year,” he says.

“By bringing Wasabi’s high-performing and cost-effective cloud storage to Australia, we’re empowering even more organisations across APAC to extract the true value of their data, maximise the benefits of their digital infrastructure priorities, and achieve tangible business results without the complexity that comes with the hyperscalers.”

Wasabi Technologies says its hot cloud storage has transformed the industry with a simple solution that is one fifth the cost of hyperscalers, with no fees for egress or API requests and no vendor lock-in. 

It says businesses can securely and affordably store all of their data and access it the moment they need it without complex pricing tiers. 

Housed in the Equinix Sydney location and leveraging Equinix MetalTM and Equinix FabricTM, Wasabi’s latest region is fully scalable and benefits from best-in-class speed and access, industry-leading environmental and energy efficiency standards, and the ability to address data sovereignty.

Equinix Australia senior director of sales Roddie Samuel says he’s proud to once again work with Wasabi as it expands its presence even deeper into APAC.
“Wasabi’s innovative low-cost object storage in combination with our digital services greatly benefits organisations around the world by reducing costs and delivering a simpler experience with higher performance,” he says.

In 2021, Wasabi Technologies opened APAC headquarters in Tokyo and, a short time later, launched a storage region in Osaka. 

This year, Wasabi began service in Toronto, Frankfurt, Paris, and London to meet the demand for affordable and high-performing cloud storage, as well as to accommodate its exponentially growing Partner Network worldwide.

The company now serves customers in over 100 countries, storing data which includes backups, disaster and ransomware recovery, and archiving.

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