Mimecast, an email security, continuity and archiving cloud service provider, said its data centers will go live within the next few months in Australia to support the growth of the company since opening in Melbourne in July 2013.
Mimecast is establishing its services in two identical data centers in separate locations in New South Wales to assist local companies in Australia to deal with the emerging threat landscape surrounding email which has become a primary target for attack.
“This investment will allow Australian companies to archive their growing volumes of email while maintaining local data residency and provide powerful search tools that allow users to easily access this information,” said Nicholas Lennon, country manager for Mimecast Australia.
Services in two geographically distinct data centers will allow Mimecast to meet continuity of service commitments. In the event of issues or maintenance at one of its data centers it is able to switch operations to the second to maintain customer email and data services. Mimecast services and data are hosted on its own proprietary cloud infrastructure and software architecture.
Mimecast has ten data centers in five countries serving the email security and data needs of over 13,000 customers and millions of their employees.
Nicholas Lennon said Australian businesses are looking at Cloud services and Microsoft Office 365 is becoming a popular primary email service. Mimecast offers cloud protection that complements their security and archiving capabilities under Office 365 to enterprises which are using Exchange, Google or Office 365.