Qlik Strengthens Investments in Cloud with Launch of New Japan Cloud Region

First cloud region in Japan marks a pivotal milestone for company to enhance existing global infrastructure

Tokyo, March 26, 2024 - Qlik®, a global leader in data analytics and integration, today announced the launch of its first cloud region in Tokyo. This new cloud region strengthens the company’s ability to support the demand for more diversified data utilization, while also allowing customers to adhere to increased regulatory and sovereignty requirements. The Tokyo Cloud Region will enable Qlik to provide customers region-specific data privacy laws and data locality requirements, ensuring that data is stored and processed in Japan, with limited transfer of data out of the country for stable business operations.

This new region expands Qlik’s existing global footprint that includes cloud regions in United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the United States, Singapore and Sydney.

The proliferation of public clouds brings many benefits, but it also imposes foreign legal restrictions on data. This occurs because it becomes unclear in which country or region the data is physically located. Moreover, the growing geopolitical risk of data residing overseas poses a real threat of sudden disruption to access and system operation. As a result, customer demand for the economic security of their data is beginning to increase.

Qlik’s AI-powered cloud platform addresses these concerns with the launch of the Tokyo Cloud Region offering all access to Qlik Cloud capabilities and additional benefits such as:

  1. Economic Security through Data Residency: Ensures data resides in Japan, making it easier to avoid overseas legal restrictions and geopolitical risks for more stable system operation.

  2. Use of the latest cloud services, including AI applications: Enables the development and procurement of systems with data-residency requirements and takes advantage of the latest features offered by Qlik in the cloud, including Qlik AutoML and Qlik Application Automation. The AI-powered cloud platform unifies data across cloud and hybrid environments, automates information pipelines, augments insights with AI, and automates data-driven workflows.

  3. Low latency (latency improvement): Since the new region allows data to be in close geographical proximity, access to the data is more rapid.

“This is a significant milestone for both Qlik and our Japanese customers. Recent political and economic events have resulted in stringent regulatory requirements, and Japanese businesses are concerned about the stability and security of their systems. With today’s Tokyo Cloud Regions launch, our customers can confidently utilize Qlik's cloud infrastructure while ensuring the highest levels of protection for their data and business,” said stated Geoff Thomas, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan for Qlik. “We are excited to see the uptick in demand for cloud services in Japan and are committed to expanding Qlik's customer base that meets the most stringent procurement requirements, particularly in the public and financial sectors.”

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