New Australian data centre for secure local cloud hosting

Governance technology specialist Diligent has launched a local data hosting facility at a state-of-the-art campus operated by Canberra Data Centres (CDC).

Diligent Corporation, a leader in enterprise governance management, says the new facility enables it to continue to better serve its government and large company clients, many of which increasingly prefer to host sensitive data onshore.

Referring to recent developments such as Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, Diligent vice president of sales Asia Pacific Chris Lawley said that “data security has never been more important to our clients.”

The new facility represents a significant investment in Australia by Diligent, which provides secure governance and communication services to more than 12,000 organisations and 350,000 directors around the world.

Security at the CDC facility meets the Australian Federal Government’s standards, including a minimum standard for Zone 4 security. The facility is also monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by on-site security guards and CCTV.

“Additionally, the Australian data centre will offer faster access to Diligent’s suite of governance-focused cloud-based tools for local clients. A number of clients are currently migrating their data to the facility, which went live in April,” the company said.

CDC chief executive officer Greg Boorer said that the Australian data centre is a logical next step to support the tailored approach to corporate governance technology.

“The launch of the Diligent platform at CDC as an Australian data centre is an important part of giving their government, national critical infrastructure as well as commercial clients the ability to structure corporate governance solutions to their specific needs and the markets in which they operate in an assured manner; with the confidence that in terms of security and resilience the data centre foundation itself is certified to the highest of standards.”

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