Aha! Introduces New European Union (EU) Data Center
March 8, 2022

Aha! Introduces New European Union (EU) Data Center

by Brian de Haaff

A world of lovable software. This has been our vision since Aha! was founded in 2013. And that global perspective continues to motivate us to increase the value we provide to all product development teams, no matter where you are. A significant number of our more than 5,000 customers are either based in or have operations in Europe. And many other companies have expressed interest in using our product development software — which is why we are enthusiastic about opening a new data center.

Aha! is expanding our presence in Europe. Now we can serve even more customers who want to use our software from a data center that is in their region.

We house the Aha! cloud infrastructure in Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers. This allows Aha! to be compliant with the most robust industry standards for data center and network security. We are proud to be ISO27001 certified and comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new AWS data center is in Ireland and offers a number of benefits and controls that our U.S. data center offers as well, including:

  • Secure site design and access controls

  • Advanced business continuity plan and disaster recovery policies

  • 24/7 data access monitoring, surveillance, and intrusion detection

  • Operational support systems and regular infrastructure maintenance

  • Ongoing risk management and third-party security attestation

If you are a new customer and want to try one of our services, you can now choose the EU data center when you sign up for a trial of any Aha! product. Existing customers with annual subscriptions may choose to migrate to the EU data center for a one-time fee. Please email us at support@aha.io and we will share more details with you.

This new data center is the result of significant and sustained company growth. We also just announced that Aha! surpassed $100M in annual recurring revenue (ARR). As a 100 percent self-funded and entirely remote company, it has been validating to prove that you can build a very different kind of high-growth SaaS company without any outside funding. We hope that our hard work and success inspires other companies to build differently too — which is why we also announced today that we are championing the Bootstrap Movement.

We have also been working hard to serve more product development teams and expand our suite of tools. It is time for product and company builders to have a better way to record notes, whiteboard concepts, and collaborate with the team. We are launching a new digital notebook product — Aha! Create. It expands on our suite of award-winning tools for product development teams: Aha! Ideas, Aha! Roadmaps, and Aha! Develop. You can register to join our early access program today.

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Brian de Haaff

Brian de Haaff

Brian seeks business and wilderness adventure. He is the co-founder and CEO of Aha! — the world’s #1 product development software — and the author of the bestseller Lovability and The Startup Adventure newsletter. Brian writes and speaks about product and company growth and the journey of pursuing a meaningful life.

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