Japanese IT security company Trend Micro has launched its Cloud One regional data centre in India to cater to the data sovereignty needs of the country.
The new data centre comes after the launch of its regional extended detection and response (XDR) data lake in India last year.
“It helps simplify cloud security for our vast clientele - especially in BFSI, government and other regulated sectors.” Vijendra Katiyar, Country Manager, India & SAARC, Trend Micro, said.
The data centre will make it easy for the security vendor to provide solutions in the SaaS model.
Many companies face regulatory and policy-based concerns when it comes to where SaaS vendors store their data. Hence, having a data centre in India could improve compliance and reduce friction from governments.
Trend Micro provides security solutions against threats that target environments such as AWS, Microsoft and Google, among others.
The company has about 7,000 employees in 65 countries.
An August report by Chicago, Illinois-based global real estate services company JLL, predicted that the Indian data centre industry will double its capacity by 2023.
The country’s data centre capacity is expected to exceed 1 gigawatt in capacity led by strong digitalisation, increasing cloud adoption and expansion plans of current data centre operators.
The country’s current capacity is at 447 megawatts (MW), which grew by 28% from 350 MW in 2019.
Another report by Honeywell in August also pointed out that the country’s data centre capacity will grow by close to 4.5 times its current volumes by 2026.