The new infrastructure, mainly located in Sydney, will offer customers better service due to its proximity, the company said in a statement.
Okta has gone in for the new infrastructure after the appointment of Graham Sowden as general manager for the Asia-Pacific and was an indication of the company's strategy for expanding its operations in the region.
“Okta is a customer-first organisation. Since our two co-founders started Okta over 10 years ago, it’s been a part of our DNA to listen to our customers and prioritise their needs to be successful,” said Sowden.
The main technology components of the Okta infrastructure include:
- Location in Australia, leveraging multiple data centres and cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services, built with the same high-availability architecture design as Okta’s US infrastructure;
- An additional disaster recovery facility located in Singapore;
- The option for customers to keep all of their data in APAC data centre facilities located within the region;
- Complete in-region data locality, with no replication or back-up to US data centres;
- Infrastructure and code base updated on the same schedule as the US; and
- A facility that is operational and available to APAC customers with immediate effect.