Western Australian tech company Tape Ark has announced that it has chosen Dallas, Texas, its new US mass data migration centre.
This is a milestone for Tape Ark as the company has expanded their growth even as others were scaling back amidst the global pandemic.
Tape Ark had previously reviewed several potential locations in the United States but selected Dallas as their location where large-scale data migration projects were already underway.
In a press statement release, Kyle Evans, Chief Commercial Officer mentioned that Dallas had given them “an unfair advantage”.
Tape Ark Dallas will initially be capable of handling up to half an exabyte of tape-to-cloud data migration (500Pb) per annum with plans to expand the operation and connections over the next 24 months. The location also gives the company direct on-ramps to their cloud partners like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in very close proximity.
Guy Holmes, President and CEO of Tape Ark commented that this is an important step for Tape Ark’s global expansion.
It’s an exciting time for Tape Ark, a Perth-founded tech company that converts old analogue tapes, photos and films to digital, allowing previously ‘lost’ data to be re-used. Set up in 2017, the business has been scaling across the world, having hit a nerve with a massive customer problem. In 2019, the company partnered with Seagate.
For more information, visit their website TapeArk.com.