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Dropbox invests in hosting data inside Australia
Fri, 22nd Mar 2019
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Global collaboration platform Dropbox has announced it will now host Australian customer files onshore to support its growing base in the country.

The Dropbox environment will be located in the Sydney Region and is expected to be available to business customers during the second half of 2019. 

This investment comes 12 months after Dropbox debuted on NASDAQ and off the back of four strong consecutive quarters as a public company.

Dropbox Australia - New Zealand country manager Dean Swan says the commitment reinforces the company's pledge to supporting the needs of more than 400,000 business teams around the world – in addition to unveiling plans for continued growth and expansion in the region in the near future.

“Our customers in Australia are prolific collaborators and strong cloud adopters who are using Dropbox to radically transform the way their teams work,” says Swan.

“Today, we're responding to one of our customers' most consistent requests - to access and store their Dropbox files in Australia. We're working closely with Amazon Web Services to set up the infrastructure in Australia, and are pleased to be able to offer this option to our customers.” 

According to Dropbox, Australia is a top performing market for the company globally based on revenue and it's showing no signs of slowing as in the last quarter it was one of the fastest growing. The company maintains a diverse customer base in the country including the likes University of Sydney, Mirvac, Built, Deputy, and Airtasker.

“Setting up a local Dropbox environment is a clear sign to the market that Dropbox is a mature and serious SaaS player that is servicing the collaboration needs of Australian organisations of all shapes and sizes. The investment is testament to the health of our Australian business, as well as our confidence in Dropbox's future growth here,” says Swan.

In 2017, Dropbox deployed a 'Point-of-Presence' (PoP) in Sydney, Australia to boost upload and download speeds for all local customers. Establishing onshore capabilities is another strategic investment, this time to service the specific needs of business customers in Australia.