DocuSign ups Canadian commitment with launch of new data centers
TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continued commitment to serve the Canadian market and to address the data residency requirements of organizations across the country, DocuSign (Nasdaq: Docu) today announced the launch of its local data centers.
The news follows the original announcement of intent on stage at Microsoft Build 2017, and confirmed by DocuSign CEO Dan Springer again recently during DocuSign's Q1 FY19 earnings call with investors and analysts.
It represents an opportunity for the company to continue to accelerate its growth in the public sector—both federal and provincial—as well as in healthcare and life sciences, financial services and education. Canadian organizations in many fields often require that their data be kept resident in-country. With local data centers powering its Canadian business, DocuSign will meet that requirement.
"The opening of the data centers is an important milestone for our local business—and it's part of our broader 'invest for Canada' initiative, which covers a range of principles and projects that drive a deeper focus on serving the needs of the Canadian public and private sector," explained Dan Kagan, GM for the Canadian business at DocuSign.
"We already have a strong private cloud infrastructure in many markets. With this new Microsoft Azure-based data center, we now have an in-country cloud for the Canadian market, including data redundancy in multiple locations for business continuity—something that's an absolute prerequisite for us given we operate a high-availability business."
The data center launch in Canada comes at a notable time for DocuSign as a whole, given the company's recent unveiling of its vision to modernize the world's 'Systems of Agreement'—that is, providing the applications and platform that companies use to prepare, sign, act-on, and manage agreements. This builds on DocuSign's existing standing as the world's #1 e-signature solution provider. And it broadens the company's platform to automate and connect what happens before, during and after an e-signature is executed.
"Every organization has a System of Agreement, even if it's comprised of paper and manual processes," noted Kagan. "With our new data centers, we are ensuring every Canadian organization has the opportunity to digitize and automate its System of Agreement while maintaining data-residency."
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