Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Talend eyes launch of cloud data centres on the back of AWS

Need for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation is driving more companies to invest in their data centre footprint.

Cloud and big data integration company Talend (Nasdaq: TLND) has unveiled plans to launch two European cloud data centres in Frankfurt and Dublin to help customers comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018.

With one serving as the backup site for the other, the data centres are operated by AWS with Talend adding its own spin to the service.

A spokesperson told Data Economy: “We are hosting out of AWS and adding our own managed service on top of it providing 24×7 operations for all customers in the EU and worldwide co-operations.”

The data centres will be used for Talend Integration Cloud, the company’s multi-tenant, scale-out, iPaaS offering.

The solution enables users to develop cloud-to-cloud and hybrid integration workflows for publishing to a fully managed cloud and automates the provisioning of big data integration across multiple cloud platforms no matter the volume or velocity.

The centres will support Talend’s global expansion and are expected to begin hosting customers in Q4 2017.

Ciaran Dynes, SVP Products, Talend, said: “The new cloud data centre reinforces Talend’s commitment to supporting our customers as they prepare for the enforcement of emerging European Union data regulations.

“With more of our customers in Europe adopting an iPaaS, our primary goal as a company is to streamline the process by which data can be converted into actionable insights. However, the new data centre is also vital to assist companies and their data stewards as they define new standards for data security, compliance, and governance.”

As for AWS, the company currently operates three data centres in Dublin and three data centres in Frankfurt. In addition, the cloud provider also has two sites in London and is readying to expand into France and Sweden.

Worldwide, AWS has a presence in the US, India, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Canada, China and Brazil. In addition to France and Sweden, the company is also building out further infrastructure in China, Hong Kong and the US.