Gemalto Opens New Data Centers in EU as Part of Global Cloud Expansion

“As much as the new European data centers are a response to demand in the wake of GDPR, Gemalto asserted in its statement that they are also part of a global expansion, with the company planning to open additional data centers in North America before the end of the year”

Gemalto Opens New Data Centers in EU as Part of Global Cloud ExpansionGemalto has launched new data centers across the European Union in support of its cloud-based authentication solutions. The company says that its new data centers are primarily being used in support of its SafeNet Authentication and SafeNet Trusted Access services, and that their launch is a response to rising demand in the region.

That demand is to a significant extent the result of new regulations in the EU, Gemalto says. In a statement, Identity and Access Management VP Francois Lasnier explained, “With GDPR and other legislations putting pressure on our EU customers to ensure that their data is secure, we’ve seen a large increase in demand for control over where cloud services are delivered from.”

The data centers are ISO 27001 and SOC2 certified, and support multi-tier, multi-tenancy use, with stringent Service Level Agreements, Gemalto says.

As much as the new European data centers are a response to demand in the wake of GDPR, Gemalto asserted in its statement that they are also part of a global expansion, with the company planning to open additional data centers in North America before the end of the year. And this expansion, in turn, reflects a strengthening focus on cloud-based services as a growing number of businesses seek secure cloud services as an alternative to deeper investments in on-premise architecture.

News of the data center expansion comes just a few weeks after Gemalto’s Q3 update.