WordPress hosting company WP Engine is expanding its global footprint with new Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud) data center availability across North America for its 60,000+ customers.
Building on availability in the U.S, Australia, U.K. and Ireland, WP Engine customers on ‘WP Engine Enterprise Cluster’ plans can now select the local Canadian data center. Selecting a domestic data center can reduce latency for local site visitors, improve SEO and increase conversions with faster page load times. The domestic data centers also help support compliance for regulations including the Canadian Digital Privacy Act and regulations from other jurisdictions including PIPEDA and EU Data Protection Directive.
“Today’s digital business initiatives are hyper reliant on network connectivity creating heightened sensitivity toward any network downtime,” said Jason Cohen, Founder and CTO of WP Engine. “By leveraging the scale and the power of AWS cloud services, WP Engine is enhancing our platform innovations and bringing enterprise-grade performance and resilience to companies of all sizes.”
Recently named an Amazon Advanced Technology Partner, WP Engine offers a range of “enterprise-grade, high resiliency, high availability” solutions on the WordPress-optimized AWS Cloud architecture. With global data centers and multi-zone redundancy across all traffic-serving layers, customers would benefit from high uptime protection and risk mitigation with elimination of single points of failure.
As an Amazon Advanced Technology Partner, WP Engine has the tools, training, and support available that can enable enterprises to more efficiently build solutions on AWS Cloud. Additional AWS Cloud data center availability is expected to follow.
Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Francisco, California; San Antonio, Texas; London, England; and Limerick, Ireland.