Salesforce.com Signs Agreement to Establish European Data Centre in the U.K. in 2014
Company selects NTT Europe to build new data centre for salesforce.com's fastest growing region
Data centre to support adoption of salesforce.com's cloud computing services among growing base of customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa
LONDON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/), announced today that it has signed an agreement with NTT Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, to establish a European data centre in the U.K. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the new data centre will be salesforce.com's sixth worldwide and will support the company's cloud computing services across its growing customer base in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Comments on the News
"Europe was salesforce.com's fastest growing region in our fiscal year 2013, delivering constant currency revenue growth of 38%," said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "We are doubling down on Europe with the announcement of our new data centre in the U.K., which will support continued customer success in EMEA."
"We welcome the decision by salesforce.com to locate its European data centre in the U.K. This significant development further endorses the U.K. as one of the world's greatest technology centres," said Stephen Kelly, Chief Operating Officer for Government. "The U.K. is in a strong position to support fast-growing international companies such as salesforce.com in delivering innovative social, mobile and cloud services to customers here and globally."
"NTT Europe is proud to extend its partnership with salesforce.com by supporting its enterprise cloud computing services in EMEA," said Robin Balen, Managing Director of NTT Europe's Wholesale Data Centre Business. "Powered 100% by renewable energy sources, salesforce.com's data centre in the U.K. will deliver an environmentally friendly and highly resilient facility for its customers in the region."
Demand for cloud computing rises in Europe
The global shift to cloud has opened the door to new and exciting social and mobile technologies, driving unprecedented growth in cloud computing spending by companies across Europe. IDC forecasts that Europe's public cloud software market will grow three times faster than other IT segments, at a CAGR of 30% to reach €23.9 billion by 2017*.
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About NTT Europe
NTT Europe is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, which is the international arm of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Group (NTT Group). Founded in 1988, NTT Europe is headquartered in London and has offices in Paris, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Spain, Italy and Amsterdam. With nearly 600 employees based around Europe, it offers a wide range of customized enterprise solutions with expertise in private, public and hybrid cloud networks, global Tier-1 Internet backbone and related ICT solutions to enterprises worldwide.
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* Source: Western European Public Cloud Services 2011-2017 Forecast Update, (SP52V), April 2013