Salesforce.com announces first international datacenter to be located in Singapore

21 May 2008 by DatacenterDynamics  - 

Salesforce.com, a market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform- as-a-Service (PaaS), has announced that it is building its first international datacenter in Singapore. The datacenter, which is expected to go live before the end of year, will service the company's rapidly growing international customer base.
In addition to the datacenter infrastructure, salesforce.com also announced plans to establish a Network Operations Center (NOC) in Singapore to implement 24x7, follow-the-sun monitoring of the company's datacenters in North America and Singapore. To support this, it is investing in additional facilities and headcount at its Asia Pacific headquarters.
"The decision to build our first datacenter outside of the US is clear evidence that companies globally are abandoning the failed client-server software model and are looking for a new model that allows them to focus on innovation as opposed to infrastructure," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. Salesforce.com's Asia Pacific customer base doubled over the last 12 months. Strategic customers include AAPT, Acer, Amcor, CGU Insurance, Challenger Financial Services, Datacraft, Flight Centre, Hang Seng Bank, Mizuho Private Wealth Management, Ottagi, Ramco, SPH Search, VSNL and Telecom New Zealand.
"The explosive growth that we are experiencing in Asia Pacific, combined with a highly technically literate and multi-lingual talent pool, make Singapore the perfect location for our first datacenter outside of the US" added Benioff.
"IDA welcomes the setting up of the new international datacenter by salesforce.com in Singapore. The choice of Singapore as the location is a testimony to our capabilities to support datacenter activities. As an established trusted hub, with excellent global connectivity and skilled infocomm manpower, Singapore is in an excellent position to support salesforce.com in delivering its innovative services globally," said RADM(NS) Ronnie Tay, CEO, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

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