Dropbox will begin to host customer files in Australia to bolster the growth of its enterprise customers.
The storage company said the Dropbox environment will be in Sydney and will be available in the second half of this year.
The investment comes a year after Dropbox debuted on NASDAQ. The move reinforces the company’s commitment to supporting the needs of over 400,000 business teams globally, and signals plans for continued growth and expansion in the region.
Dean Swan, country manager, Dropbox Australia & New Zealand said, “Our customers in Australia are prolific collaborators and strong cloud adopters who are using Dropbox to radically transform the way their teams work.
“Today, we’re responding to one of our customers’ most consistent request – to access and store their Dropbox files in Australia. We’re working closely with Amazon Web Services to set up the infrastructure in Australia, and are pleased to be able to offer this option to our customers.”
Dropbox said Australia is a top performing market for the company globally based on revenue and in the last quarter, it was one of the fastest growing.
Swan said, “Setting up a local Dropbox environment is a clear sign to the market that Dropbox is a mature and serious SaaS player that is servicing the collaboration needs of Australian organisations of all shapes and sizes. The investment is testament to the health of our Australian business, as well as our confidence in Dropbox’s future growth here.”
In 2017, Dropbox deployed a ‘Point-of-Presence’ (‘PoP’) in Sydney, Australia to boost upload and download speeds for all local customers.
It said establishing onshore capabilities is another strategic investment, this time to service the specific needs of business customers in Australia. In 2016 Dropbox launched similar onshore capabilities on the AWS Cloud to service its European business customer base.
Dropbox’s customer base in Australia includes the University of Sydney, Mirvac, Built, Deputy and Airtasker.