The New Zealand cloud node comes seven months after former Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom launched Mega, which saw 500,000 sign-ups in the first 14 hours.
The company noted that “all transfers of files from or to your own account originate or terminate in New Zealand, API requests still have to travel all the way to Europe and back, and that your metadata continues to be stored there.”
Mega also said that its geographic data redundancy policy applies to the new node, meaning that all data that is stored on the New Zealand cluster will eventually get mirrored to Europe. The company warns New Zealand customers are legally barred from storing sensitive data offshore.
Based on customer feedback, Mega has updated its C++ SDK significantly to enable it to work on broad platform support.