Citrix creates EU cloud region for European enterprises

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Citrix has announced the launch of a new EU cloud region, aiming to provide more choice for European organisations considering a move into the cloud.

The company said it decided to open up a new cloud region to ensure its customers could operate without being held back by regulations.

Examples highlighted by the firm included a healthcare system in London that wanted to move from an on-premise environment, and a financial services company in Zurich.

Both industries can face compliance restrictions about where they store their data, while companies operating in these verticals have historically been sceptical of moving off-premise.

However, Citrix said its EU cloud region, which includes 19 ShareFile storage zones, seven ZenMobile Service regions and 14 NetScaler Gateway points of presence, was enough to persuade the two businesses to move their workloads to the cloud without worrying that they were putting their data at risk.

"Some of the largest Citrix Cloud services customers are based in Europe, and momentum is accelerating," Chas Kielt, principal product marketing manager of Citrix Cloud, said in a blog post.

Citrix also explained it has added French, German, and Spanish native language support to its Administrators User Interface (UI), making it easier for businesses in those territories to use its cloud services.

"Just as Citrix Cloud services offers options to meet customers wherever they are in their cloud journey, Citrix will continue to add cloud regions to meet the preferences, policies, and requirements of our global customer base," Kielt added.

The next stage in the company's plans is to add more language support to its Citrix Cloud Administrator UI, on top of the four just announced.

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