Salesforce.com Announces First International Data Center to be Located in Singapore
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - May 21, 2008
New data center to host the world's most popular Software-as-a-Service applications and Force.com,
the world's first multi-tenant Platform-as-a-Service
Global leader in SaaS and PaaS anticipates new data center to further accelerate
[NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and
Platform-as-a-Service (Paas), today announced that it is building its first international data
center in Singapore. The data center, 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 data center 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 data centers 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 data center outside of the U.S. 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 data center outside of the US," added Benioff.
"IDA welcomes the setting up of the new international data center by salesforce.com in
Singapore. The choice of Singapore as the location is a testimony to our capabilities to
support data center 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.
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). The company's portfolio of SaaS applications, including its
award-winning CRM application, available at http://www.salesforce.com/products/, has revolutionized
the ways that customers manage and share business information over the Internet. The company's
Force.com PaaS enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful on-demand applications
that deliver the benefits of multi-tenancy across the enterprise. Applications built on the
Force.com platform, available at http://www.force.com, can be easily shared, exchanged and
installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange marketplace available at
As of April 30, 2008, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 43,600
customers including ABN AMRO, Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, Sprint
Nextel, and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other
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at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase
decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters
in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under
the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com, or call
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