Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hyland opens private cloud data centres in New Zealand to support SaaS economy

Company expands data centre footprint to ten facilities in seven countries as demand for cloud services accelerates bolstered by digital transformation.

Workplace digitalisation and the need for cloud services to do so has led Hyland to open two data centre in New Zealand to boost its private cloud portfolio.

The data centres in Auckland and Wellington have been designed to provide Hyland Cloud to customers in the region and other products such as OnBase, the company’s enterprise content management (ECM) platform delivered as software as a service (SaaS).

The hubs have been built with N+1 redundancy, and keep data localised, with secondary locations and multiple copies.

Patrick Mulcahy, vice president of global cloud services at Hyland, said: “We are expanding our footprint in the region, and with that we bring Hyland’s 13 years of privately managed and secure cloud hosting expertise to both existing and new customers of all sizes and needs.

“By hosting information in the Hyland Cloud, organisations ensure business continuity and are able to eliminate hardware and staffing costs associated with on-premises solutions.”

The New Zealand data centres join Hyland’s eight data centre sites located across seven countries that support more than 700 hosted customers in 26 countries.

In addition to New Zealand, the company runs data centres in the US, Mexico, the Netherlands, the UK (London), Japan and Australia.

The move by Hyland to expand its SaaS cloud services comes as revenues in the SaaS segment are expected to skyrocket over the coming years.

According to IDC, the SaaS is predicted to grow to more than $112.8bn by 2019 at a CAGR of 18.3%, up from Gartner’s estimate of $37.7bn in 201.

Transparency Market Research has gone further ahead and predicts the overall SaaS market to grow to $164.29bn by 2022.

IDC has also predicted that by 2019 in every $4.59 spent on software, $1 will correspond to cloud software models.