Intralinks Holdings (NYSE:IL), a global SaaS provider of secured enterprise content collaboration solutions, has announced it will offer its solutions at a new data center in Australia using HP products and technology. By deploying a HP Helion cloud platform locally, Intralinks addresses growing customer demand for solutions that maintain compliance with national data sovereignty laws and regulations.
Enterprises operating in Australia would work with increasingly stringent data governance requirements in order to address privacy and security. This is especially relevant when adopting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or cloud-based solutions. The new data center is expected to launch in 2016 and is part of Intralinks’ continued expansion in the region.
“Data sovereignty is a significant business issue – particularly in Asia Pacific where regulatory compliance and cultural mindsets are the top concerns when it comes to cloud-based solutions,” said Chris Zhang, senior market analyst of IDC Asia Pacific. “Companies in the region face tremendous pressure to address associated risks around data privacy and security, while balancing this with the desire to reap the full benefits of cloud computing for agility and competitiveness. Having a data center in Australia demonstrates the level of commitment Intralinks has for the region.”
HP Helion Cloud
Powered by HP Helion Cloud technology, Intralinks built a “next-generation” application architecture that would provide all the benefits of SaaS and cloud computing, coupled with controls that ensure sensitive data is stored and processed locally.
In addition to expanding geographic hosting options, Intralinks empowers customers to manage their own data encryption keys – moving complete control of information to the customer. Furthermore, Intralinks offers advanced Information Rights Management (IRM) capabilities, which give customers control over their content even after it is shared or distributed to third parties. Taken together, these capabilities would allow even the most regulated global enterprises to use Intralinks for sharing and collaborating on high-risk information and documents.
“We are pleased that Intralinks used HP technology to create cloud-based content collaboration solutions for customers, and built its next-generation application architecture with HP to drive business growth,” said Aman Neil Dokania, vice president and general manager, Cloud, Asia Pacific and Japan, HP. “By building their solutions on an open, secure and agile cloud platform, Intralinks will enable its customers to collaborate more efficiently on a global scale and improve capabilities to address information security and regulatory compliance issues.”