Okta Announces First Asia Pacific Infrastructure and New Office in Germany, Continuing International Expansion

Investments in new APAC infrastructure and DACH operations showcase
identity leader’s growth and commitment to customer success

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Okta,
Inc.
(NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for
the enterprise, today announced new state-of-the-art, Amazon Web
Services-based Okta infrastructure available in the Asia Pacific region,
and the opening of its first office in Germany to support its growing
global customer base. Together, the investments showcase significant
international expansion for the San Francisco-based company.

“As organizations around the world recognize that identity is essential
to harnessing the promise of technology, we are investing in global
expansion to support these forward-looking organizations’ initiatives
with our people, resources, and technology,” said Todd McKinnon, Chief
Executive Officer and co-founder, Okta. “Our new infrastructure in
Sydney, Australia is an important step in helping to ensure that Okta is
able to support our customers in the APAC region as their requirements
change over time. And our office in Munich enables our customers in
Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to work closely with the team as we
enable them to securely use the best technologies for their business.
These investments further our commitment to growing our international
presence in order to help enable any organization to use any technology.”

New APAC infrastructure supports Okta’s growing global customer base

The new Okta infrastructure is located in Sydney, Australia and will
allow organizations in APAC to better utilize the benefits of the Okta
Identity Cloud by offering closer geographic proximity to their data.
The investment follows the recent appointment of Graham Sowden as
General Manager for APAC and represents the foundation of Okta’s
long-term strategy for growth in the region.

Key components of the Okta infrastructure include:

  • Location in Australia leveraging multiple data centers 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 center
    facilities located within the region;
  • 100% in-region data locality, with no replication or backup to US data
    centers;
  • Infrastructure and code base updated on the same schedule as the US;
  • A facility that is operational and available to APAC customers with
    immediate effect.

Okta’s first German office showcases the company’s commitment to
customer success

Okta’s new office in Munich, Germany will be headed by enterprise
technology veteran Sven Kniest, Regional Vice President, DACH. The team
will provide Okta’s German, Austrian, and Swiss customers like the
Frankfurt-based specialty healthcare company, Merz, with best-in-class
technology and support.

Merz,
a global leader in aesthetic medicine and neurotoxin therapy, has
implemented Okta as its global identity management solution. With the
Okta Identity Cloud, Merz connects its more than 3,100 employees and
hundreds of partners worldwide to critical data, portals, and
applications.

“At Merz, we realized we had the opportunity to make our organization
more efficient by adopting a cloud-based identity solution to support
both our business-to-employees and business-to-business needs,” said
Nima Attarzadeh, Senior IT Consultant, Digital Media Global, Merz. “By
leveraging Okta Single Sign-on, we can provide a better user experience
to our employees and partners, secure Merz information, and reduce the
administrative burden on IT to manage multiple platforms and websites.
Our experience with Okta has been hands-on and simple for both our IT
team and end users, and we look forward to partnering more closely in
the near future to make the experience for employees and partners even
more powerful.”

About Okta

Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise.
The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the
right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over
6,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure
providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best
technologies for their business. Over 6,550 organizations, including
20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and
Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces
and customers.

Contacts

Lindsay Life
press@okta.com

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