Since Skyhigh helped create the cloud access security broker category, the technology has embarked on a meteoric rise, notching the number one spot on Gartner’s top security technologies list. Concurrently, cloud adoption increased 43% year over year as employees adopted cloud services to help them be more productive at work. This growing demand for cloud services among employees has driven IT to prioritize secure enablement of these applications.
To keep pace with increasing demands for cloud security and enablement, Skyhigh opened a San Francisco office in September and moved our headquarters to an expanded office in Campbell this January. Today Skyhigh announced the latest milestone in the company’s growth: expansion into the Asia Pacific Region. Skyhigh’s entrance into the market will include the opening of a regional office and datacenter in Sydney, Australia.
This local presence is in direct response to demand from enterprises in Australia and New Zealand who are eager to embrace cloud services such as Box, Office 365, Salesforce.com, and ServiceNow while complying with their strict data privacy regulations.
Specifically, the Sydney datacenter will help Australian government agencies move forward with their Cloud First Policies without violating local data privacy regulations. Additionally, financial services organizations can now leverage cloud services while still meeting the guidelines recommended by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. Skyhigh is ISO27001 certified, and the Sydney datacenter will be located within a Tier-1 Equinix facility.
Our mission is to help organizations around the world securely adopt cloud services by providing support for the full cloud adoption lifecycle. We’re thrilled to be able to better serve the needs of organizations in the Asia Pacific region with this local expansion.