AWS-run data centre opens in Australia

18 July 2019 | Laurence Doe

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Cloud-based software provider Gotransverse has opened a new multi-tenant data centre in Sydney, Australia, operated by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

US company, Gotransverse, based in Texas, has built its new data centre to accommodate intelligent billing customers in Australia.

Its first client joining the facility is Belong, an Australian telecommunications provider offering mobile and fixed broadband services, to handle transactions and subscription billing.

Gotransverse said: "The Sydney data centre will be operated by Amazon Web Services with room to accommodate Gotransverse’s growing number of customers in the region. Belong is the first Gotransverse customer to take advantage of the Sydney facility."

Gotransverse’s data centre will provide services that conform to area regulations, including data sovereignty.

Belong signed a new intelligent billing system agreement with Gotransverse in April this year.

Gotransverse’s platform automates the subscription order-to-cash process, including billing, rating, collections, mediation, analytics, and revenue recognition.

“Our recent contract with Belong demonstrates that there is a strong and growing need for quote-to-cash and subscription-based transactions in Australia, and by setting up our own data centre in Sydney we can simplify customer deployment and support, and ensure that Gotransverse services comply with Australian data security and other regulations,” said James Messer, founder and CEO of Gotransverse. “Adding this data centre to our portfolio demonstrates Gotransverse’s commitment to the Australian market.”

Last month, Amazon Web Services announced the general availability of AWS Security Hub, a service that gives customers a central place to manage security and compliance across an AWS environment.