Wasabi, a privately held company based in Boston, Massachusetts, on a mission to commoditize the storage industry, has announced the opening of its newest data center in Hillsboro, Oregon.
By expanding its geographic footprint to the U.S. West Coast, Wasabi’s storage customers in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, as well as an expanding presence in the Asia-Pacific region, would now have closer proximity access to Wasabi’s “hot” cloud storage services. These customers would be able to store their data at low cost and with high speed-levels but without additional egress fees.
Wasabi customers can now expect more connectivity options, additional data center redundancy, automatic data replication and failover services, and faster speeds with close proximity to their respective data centers.
“Wasabi is seeing significant demand from the media & entertainment industry where huge datasets are created with every movie or video in production, and their current storage facilities just can’t keep pace,” said David Friend, CEO of Wasabi. “Wasabi’s new US West Coast data center is an ideal cloud storage solution for West Coast companies as well as a preliminary way for Wasabi to serve the Asia/Pacific market as we continue to expand our global footprint.”
Data Center Los Angeles
In addition to its new Hillsboro data center opening, Wasabi has expanded its connectivity options to include a direct connection to the One Wilshire data center in Los Angeles, a carrier hotel serving the western U.S. and Asia-Pacific markets. The new connection is in response to requests from the company’s growing media & entertainment customer base who look to leverage this “premier” data center location for their valuable video and data assets.
“Wasabi‘s direct connection to One Wilshire Boulevard is ideal for Southern California’s Los Angeles-based studios, broadcasters, and media companies to manage and access assets in a cloud-based workflow whenever they need it, as fast as they need it,” said Patrick Kennedy, CEO and co-founder of Acembly – a Wasabi partner and “innovator” in media and cloud infrastructure management. “Wasabi and Acembly are changing the complexion of the cloud storage industry, making it an underlying utility for the entertainment industry’s move to the cloud as a low-cost, efficient production tool.”