- 17 September 2015 12:00
LivePerson Deepens APAC Footprint with Two New Data Centres in Australia
LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN), a leading provider of live digital engagement solutions, announced today the launch of two new data centres in Australia.
A primary data centre located in Sydney will serve as a hub for the company’s key Asia-Pacific customers, which include Australia’s big four banks and other leading APAC brands across different industries, such as Telstra, Qantas and Medibank.
A second data centre will be situated in Melbourne to provide state of the art back-up and redundancy. LivePerson now has six data centre facilities equipped with redundancy plans across the globe, including centres in the US, England, Amsterdam and Australia.
According to the company, the decision to build out local data centre infrastructure within Australia was driven by growing regional demand for cloud services and a goal of delivering premium quality services with minimal latency, as well as enhanced legal compliance and security capabilities.
Steve Fitzjohn, Regional Director for APAC at LivePerson, said: “The time is right for us to invest in local data centres to support regional expansion as some of our largest customers and prospects want a local hub for their growing volumes of data.”
“We pride ourselves in investing in the highest level of data security to ensure that client and consumer data are stored responsibly, while providing the most personalised, and innovative experience possible, which is what our customers demand,” said Fitzjohn.
In addition, Fitzjohn notes that Australia’s booming digital economy and demand for cloud services drove the decision to deepen infrastructure investment in the region.
“With figures from a recent Deloitte report valuing Australia’s digital economy at $AUD79 billion or 5.1 percent of Australia’s total gross domestic product, we believe the market is ripe for this kind of investment,” said Fitzjohn. “The local data centre should also help us expand our reach across industry sectors interested in local presence, such as Local, State and Federal governments within the region.”
LivePerson attributes much of its success in the Asia Pacific markets to growth across a number of key verticals including: finance, telecommunications, travel, insurance, utilities, retail, education and a range of other segments.
LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN) offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. This "intelligent engagement" is driven by real-time behavioural analytics, producing connections based on a true understanding of business objectives and customer needs. For more information, please visit www.liveperson.com. To view other global press releases about LivePerson, please visit pr.liveperson.com.
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