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Alert Logic, a US-based provider of Security-as-a-Service for the cloud, has announced completion of its European Data Centre.

The firm says that data residency is an important consideration for many organisations when selecting a security provider for their cloud, on-premises and hybrid IT. Marty McGuffin, Senior Vice President of Security at Alert Logic, said: “International expansion is a strategic priority for our business, and we are excited at this latest milestone. Hosting our service and customer data within the European Union clearly demonstrates our commitment to providing the same world-class service our customers in the United States receive to customers worldwide.

For this European deployment, Alert Logic chose the Next Generation Data Centre in Newport, Wales, one of the world’s largest data centres, on a 50-acre site with 750,000 square feet of space, and designed as a Tier 3+ data centre. This was supported by the Welsh Government.

The building is described as energy efficient or “green” as it runs on 100 per cent renewable energy and uses less than 1pc of the water volume used by standard data centres; one data hall uses about 1.5 megawatts, which is enough to power a small village of 750 houses. The firm says that there will be continual expansion of the building for the next five to ten years.

David Howorth, VP EMEA added: “Our annual Cloud Security Report, which collects and analyses security threats to and from cloud environments, noted Europe as having the highest volume of attacks in hosting and public cloud infrastructures. As such, it puts us in a unique position to help European customers who are looking for high-quality, cloud-based security and compliance solutions that are built specifically for cloud environments.”

About Alert Logic

Alert Logic provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures. Founded in 2002, it’s based in Houston, Texas, with offices in Seattle, and internationally in Cardiff and London. Visit


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