AWS Data Center Increases Availability, Performance, & Privacy Compliance for Growing Global Customer Base

WP Engine today announced it is expanding its global footprint with new Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center availability across North America for its 60,000-plus customers.

Recently named an Amazon Advanced Technology Partner, WP Engine offers a range of enterprise-grade, high resiliency, high availability solutions on the WordPress-optimized AWS architecture. With global data centers and multi-zone redundancy across all traffic-serving layers, customers benefit from the best uptime protection and risk mitigation with the elimination of single points of failure.

“Today’s digital business initiatives are hyper-reliant on network connectivity creating heightened sensitivity toward any network downtime,” said Jason Cohen, Founder and CTO of WP Engine. “By leveraging the scale and the power of AWS cloud services, WP Engine is enhancing our platform innovations and bringing enterprise-grade performance and resilience to companies of all sizes.”

Building on availability in the U.S, Australia, U.K. and Ireland, WP Engine customers on Enterprise Cluster plans can now select the local Canadian data center. Selecting a domestic data center can reduce latency for local site visitors, improve SEO and increase conversions with faster page load times. The domestic data centers also help support compliance for regulations including the Canadian Digital Privacy Act and regulations from other jurisdictions including PIPEDA and EU Data Protection Directive.

As an Amazon Advanced Technology Partner, WP Engine has the tools, training, and support that can enable you to more efficiently build your solutions on AWS.

The new data center is available today based on plan type, with additional AWS data center availability expected to follow.

“We work with clients across all industries with unique audiences and landscapes but the thing they all have in common is the need to deliver digital experiences that move their business forward,” said Sean O’Brien, VP, Director of Technology & Innovation at Padilla. “With WP Engine, we are able to improve performance which helps us deliver on our promise to build, grow and protect the customer’s online brand.”

As companies look to minimize their carbon footprint they are increasingly leveraging the energy and resource efficiency of the cloud while also using data centers powered by renewable energy sources. WP Engine is committed to furthering sustainability efforts by working with providers that invest in renewable resources. In 2016, AWS exceeded their goal of using 40 percent of renewable resources to power its data centers and plans to reach 50 percent in 2017.

WP Engine was also named an Amazon Advanced Technology Partner, following a stringent, Well-Architected review of the digital experience platform’s security, reliability, performance, and cost efficiency and the company’s long-term vision for innovation.

The Advanced Tech Partner announcement and launch of the new data center availability follow the opening of WP Engine’s new innovation and technical support office in Limerick, Ireland. The office serves as the company’s first customer service hub outside the U.S. and expands what is already the industry’s largest R&D organization with a dedicated team based in Limerick to accelerate the development of WP Engine’s leading WordPress digital experience platform.

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