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BlackLine launches data centre to serve APAC region

29 May 2024
blackline launches data centre to serve apac region

The development of the data centre in Sydney aims to enhance customer compliance with local data sovereignty requirements while providing better performance and security.

Accounting and finance software provider Backline has announced the opening of its first Asia-Pacific regional data centre within a Google Cloud facility in Sydney.

BlackLine said the investment will support customers with their data sovereignty requirements and advance their capacity to scale their finance and accounting (F&A) operations while providing the highest levels of performance, security, and resilience.

The new site in Australia has been added as part of BlackLine’s ongoing investment across its APAC operations and complements existing BlackLine data centre infrastructure in the United States and Europe.


Disaster recovery for regional customers will be provided through Google Cloud’s data centre infrastructure in Singapore.

BlackLine’s new data centre will provide increased capacity to address rising demand from both private and public sector organisations for the company’s continuous rollout of new solutions and services to enhance its cloud platform.

“The new data centre will connect IT users with business applications over the shortest path, providing a fast, secure user experience,” the software firm said.

“The investment also further enables APAC companies that are sensitive to data sovereignty to maintain their data within the region, accelerating regional and global data initiatives by satisfying country-specific data needs.”

BlackLine group vice president and general manager APAC, Mac Weaver, said by leveraging Google Cloud, BlackLine can provide the highest levels of capacity, speed to innovation, and security.

“This is a material investment by BlackLine to continue our focus on serving the needs of regional private and public sector customers, ensuring that their finance and accounting databases are resilient and can scale to meet industry standards today and into the future,” Weaver said.

“Ultimately, adding an onshore data centre in Australia will also enhance our customers’ overall experience and enable us to further support the localisation of our solutions to address ever-evolving market requirements.”


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