Since its inception over 20 years ago, Thru has run in the cloud as managed file transfer as a service (MFTaaS). Thru is deployed in Azure regions around the globe. Azure maintains multiple geographies and defines them in terms of regions and availability zones in regard to disaster recovery and data residency boundaries.
Continue reading for a quick understanding of those terms and their application to Thru.
What Are Azure Regions?
The perimeter of an Azure region is defined by latency. The data centers deployed in a region are connected through a dedicated regional low-latency network. This design ensures that Azure services within any region offer the best possible performance and security.
Thru is currently available and deployed in the following Geo regions:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- European Union
If your business or compliance policies require your file transfers to be contained in region(s) other than the four listed above, please contact us to discuss your options.
What Are Azure Availability Zones?
Within each Azure region, physically separate locations that are tolerant to local failures are called availability zones.
Thru is deployed in Azure regions that include a minimum of three separate availability zones. This high availability (HA) configuration results in resiliency for all critical systems running Thru and multiple copies of the data.
Benefits of Running in Thru Cloud Deployed in Azure Data Centers
As an established and well-known cloud provider, Azure provides a secure, extensive global footprint. Azure operates data center regions, and their accompanying availability zones, in several countries and is rapidly opening new regions and availability zones.
For latency concerns, this enables a customer to provision and access multiple instances of Thru in different locations.
For governance or compliance policies requiring file transfers to be contained in specific countries, this allows Thru to meet those requirements.
Additional benefits of running in our cloud include
- Zero deployment or maintenance
- Automatic upgrade to new features
- Unlimited elasticity based on file transfer load
- High availability
- Defense-in-depth security in database, infrastructure and data centers
If you would like to know more about Thru in the cloud, please go to our Cloud Managed File Transfer (MFT) page »