Dropbox Opens first German Office and Enables Data Storage in Germany
Dropbox opens its first German office in Hamburg and reacts on the rising demand of European customers. The Hamburg office will be in charge of the – according to Dropbox – 30 million customers in the German-speaking region.
But there is more good news for Dropbox business customers worldwide: The cloud provider announced to offer data storage on German servers in the near future. This is relevant for all customers that do not want to store their data in the US, or cannot store it there for legal reasons.
Data storage on Amazon servers in Germany
Starting with the third quarter of 2016, the data of business customers can be stored on Amazon servers in Frankfurt am Main. Hence, Dropbox follows the example of other big cloud providers. Box introduced “Box Zones” this year to allow their customers to choose their preferred region for storage. Amazon – whose services Dropbox will be using – offers the same with its cloud storage S3.
Companies with requirements to store their sensitive data in regions with high data privacy laws will be in good hands at Dropbox. Collaboration in teams works flawlessly at the market leader of synchronization. Data security (the physical safety of your data on their servers) is guaranteed at such a high standard that the average company could not reach by themselves. According to Dropbox, they list more than 4000 business customers in the German-speaking region.
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