Aussie cloud player switches on in Silicon Valley

Aussie cloud player switches on in Silicon Valley

Buys up new residence in Equinix's SV2 data centre in Silicon Valley


Australian cloud infrastructure provider, Joviam, is set to take on the United States market after launching its services out of San Francisco.

The infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, which counts Equinix and Megaport among the vendors with which it partners, launched its new US services from Equinix’s SV2 data centre in Silicon Valley.

The Sydney-based company hopes the move will help bolster its aim of doubling its size in the 2018 financial year.

“While we’ve been serving a global customer base since our inception, the launch of our US-based operations allows us to play a more prominent role in the world’s largest cloud market, while providing us with access to a much larger customer base” Joviam director and co-founder, Gabriella Jarrett, said.

“More importantly, our localisation in the US allows us to meet the demand for flexible enterprise-grade cloud computing that doesn’t force SMBs into lock-in scenarios.

“This means they can build their businesses with best-of-breed technologies that suit their operations, while also eliminating key concerns surrounding cloud computing – in the case of the US, latency, data sovereignty and compliance,” she said.

Already, the cloud start-up has started making a name for itself both in the local market and abroad, being named as one of only four ‘Cool Vendors’ in the Gartner ‘Cool Vendors in Cloud Infrastructure, 2017’ report – and the only Australian company to bear that honour.

As a tech start-up, Joviam has been self-funded to date, but the claims to have already received interest from US-based venture capital firms.

Such interest may come in handy, with the company’s broader, medium-term expansion goals seeing it eye up Europe and Asia over the next two years.

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