Sydney, Australia — 28th October 2014— Saasu announced today the move of its entire data infrastructure to Australia, in a series of steps to mitigate data privacy, latency and geopolitical risks for its customers.
Data-related concerns are often raised in the online accounting space. The infrastructure overhaul is in response to these concerns,and the common practise of hosting data mainly in the USA by most major competitors.
“As a CEO empowered with the trust of client data I have been increasingly uncomfortable hosting our data in the USA. This has been a building concern that is a combination of geo-political risks the US is bringing on itself, but also internally with NSA and other government agencies’ disregard for people’s privacy.” Says Marc Lehmann, CEO of Saasu.
Saasu already had back-up data in Australia. But the big move had been on the cards for a while. “Australia is one of the most financially and geo-politically secure nations in the world. We’ve always wanted to host our data there and now that the capability of doing that is available with a provider of Rackspace’s calibre we’re making the move.”
The infrastructure upgrade includes new servers, newer software, more memory and CPU performance to increase speed and cater for the needs of Saasu’s expanding client base.
In the coming months, Saasu will be announcing more major changes to give users more ownership over their data and information transparency; key issues affecting the online accounting industry. Click Here to view the Saasu website