Custom enterprise mobile app developer Flowfinity Wireless has opened a new data center in Toronto, Canada, to provide secure, scalable, on-demand hosting services for the rapid deployment of enterprise mobile apps.
According to Flowfinity’s Tuesday announcement, the Toronto data center was created to meet the growing demand from its enterprise customers for a solution that reduces the cost of IT infrastructure and management required to support their mobile apps.
The new facility offers redundant capacity and is fully backed up for disaster recovery at Flowfinity’s Vancouver data center more than 2,000 miles away. Along with its dedicated systems and isolated networks, the Toronto data center gives enterprise customers full control over their data without the cost of buying and managing the infrastructure.
“Given the rapid adoption of mobile apps in the enterprise, we have seen increased demand for quick, managed deployments, allowing our customers to realize the benefits of our software within a shorter timeframe,” says Flowfinity CEO Dmitry Mikhailov. “With this new Toronto data center we will support our growing enterprise customer base and our initiative to expand managed services offerings.”
One of the factors driving enterprise mobile apps has been bring your own device (or BYOD) policies where employees can bring their own smartphones and tablets into the office instead of using separate enterprise devices. Carl Eberling, chief technology officer for Quest Software, speculates in an article for Forbes that company IT departments will be increasingly responsible for mobile platforms in the coming years.
Because there is segmentation in mobile platforms, service providers like Flowfinity step in to provide secure access to corporate mobile apps for a mixture of mobile devices on platforms such as Apple iOS, Android and Blackberry.