Global cloud-based services provider BlackLine, Inc. has opened its first Asia-Pacific (APAC) regional data center within a Google Cloud facility in Sydney.

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, BlackLine said in a statement on Thursday.

The new site in Australia has been added as part of BlackLine’s ongoing investment across its APAC operations and complements existing BlackLine data center infrastructure in the United States and Europe, expanding the company’s global coverage to better serve its growing customer base.

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

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

The new data center will connect information technology (IT) users with business applications over the shortest path, providing a fast, secure user experience. 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.

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

“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,

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

BlackLine is a global company with operations in major business centers including Los Angeles, New York, the San Francisco Bay area, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Sydney, Bangalore, and Singapore

The firm has a large customer base both headquartered and operating in APAC and has been operating in the region for more than 12 years.

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