Code42 Expands Global Footprint to Address International Demand for Data Privacy and Secure Endpoint Data Protection

Company helps businesses more easily meet data privacy requirements via new data center in Amsterdam, and two new offices and key executive hires for growing EMEA operations

Minneapolis — Mar 4, 2015 

Code42, the leader in endpoint data protection and management for business and enterprise, today announced several significant milestones for its growing international operations. To support customers facing Europe’s increased regulatory climate for data privacy, the company has opened a second European data center in Amsterdam, and has appointed industry veterans Andy Hardy and Carsten Graf to oversee new London and Munich offices, respectively.

Code42’s growth in Europe reflects its broader overall corporate growth worldwide. In the past year, the company grew its headcount to more than 430 employees and increased its global customer base by more than 50 percent year-over-year for a second consecutive year. Currently, more than 36,000 business customers worldwide rely on the Code42 EDGE Platform—the platform that powers the company’s CrashPlan enterprise endpoint backup and SharePlan enterprise file sync and share. In Europe alone, the company added key enterprise accounts including British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and The Sanger Institute.

“The European market for data privacy and endpoint data protection is ripe for our solutions,” said Andy Hardy, EMEA managing director at Code42. “With two data centers serving Europe, we uniquely support European companies and global entities doing business here that are required to comply with European data privacy regulations. And because we encrypt data before it leaves the device, and allow customers to keep their encryption keys on-premises no matter where data is stored, we alleviate European customer security concerns regarding compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act.”

Code42 selected IT infrastructure provider EvoSwitch, a leading provider of secure cloud- and carrier-neutral data center services, to power its new, Amsterdam-based data center. The new data center supports Code42’s ability to meet the strict data security obligations of enterprises required to physically store corporate data in Europe.

“European Union (EU) data privacy regulations—and in particular, those in Germany, Austria and Switzerland—are among the strictest in the world,” said Carsten Graf, DACH managing director at Code42. “Code42 is the global leader in delivering on-premises backup and sync/share solutions that address the most stringent endpoint data security requirements. Our approach to data security tightly aligns with the needs of highly regulated environments.”

This announcement marks the latest in a series of corporate momentum milestones for Code42, including investment into its global channel partner program via a strategic partnership with the Jisc file sync and share purchasing system for UK education and research, and global expansion of its Summit Partner Program, which now boasts a roster of more than 900 channel partners worldwide.

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