Barracuda Networks, Inc., a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has announced new regional cloud-to-cloud backup data centre in India to meet growing demand for data protection services in these regions and better serve local customers. In addition, similar data centres have also been announced in United Arab Emirates and France. This makes a total of 10 regions for the solution, and customers’ Office 365 backup data will be stored locally within each region, a key requirement for customers operating in regulated industries or in countries with data protection laws.

According to Barracuda Networks, in a recent study, organisations disclosed that data protection is both a security and regulatory concern for them. A full 69 per cent of respondents said they are concerned about storage of the data being backed up outside their geography (geo residency), and more than 7 in 10 respondents are concerned about compliance with data privacy requirements.

Commenting on the development, Chris Ross, SVP International, Barracuda, said, “At Barracuda, we continue to invest in our global infrastructure in order to help local organisations get access to protection against emerging threats. As more organisations move to the cloud, they are looking to protect their data, while being able to handle and store data locally. Microsoft even advises customers to use a third-party backup and recovery provider, and with these new regions, we will be able to serve our customers while helping them comply with data regulations and policies.”

Barracuda’s latest version of Cloud-to-Cloud Backup delivers a fast search and restore experience for Office 365 data, including Teams, Exchange Online, SharePoint, and OneDrive. Compared to traditional backup and recovery solutions, it is a cloud-first solution that provides scale and resiliency, fast performance, and wide global coverage to protect Office 365 data born in the cloud.

Meanwhile, Nills Franssens, senior cloud solution architect, Microsoft, says, “With a cloud-native solution, you get the benefit of scale on your backup. Unlike traditional backup solutions, where you have to do capacity management and capacity planning and make sure you have enough storage, a cloud-native solution, like Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup offers you a solution with flexible, scalable capacity to store your data.”