New data centre is first of three planned for Europe and will support the company’s growing base of customers across the region
Salesforce’s European Data Centre in the U.K. is powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources, supporting the company’s sustainability goals
LONDON- October 31, 2014—Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the Customer Success Platform and world’s #1 CRM, today announced that it has opened its first European Data Centre, located in the U.K. It is the first of three planned for Europe and will support the company’s growing base of customers in the region. Salesforce’s European Data Centre in the U.K. is powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources, supporting the company’s sustainability goals.
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“The opening of Salesforce’s first European Data Centre underscores our commitment to customers and partners in the U.K.,” said Andrew Lawson, SVP for U.K. and Ireland, Salesforce. “The new data centre will support the unprecedented growth we’ve seen in the region and further accelerates the adoption of cloud, social and mobile technologies, empowering U.K. companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way."
"Salesforce has been a great partner for us. They've not only maintained our trust, but also built upon it and exceeded the expectations that we have,” said Ian Cohen, chief information officer, JLT. “Congratulations to Salesforce on opening its first data centre in the U.K. It demonstrates great commitment to the U.K. and Europe, and we're just thrilled to be part of the journey.”
Salesforce to Open Three New Data Centres in Europe
In addition to the European Data Centre in the U.K., Salesforce plans to open data centres in France and Germany in 2015 to support adoption of the company’s cloud computing services among its growing base of customers in the region.
Salesforce Increases Its Investment in Europe
The global shift to the cloud has opened the door to new and exciting social and mobile technologies, and has created unprecedented growth in cloud computing spending by companies across Europe. Salesforce announced plans earlier this year to increase strategic investments in Europe, its fastest growing region in fiscal year 2014. In addition to investing in three European Data Centres, Salesforce announced new headquarter offices in France and the U.K., expanded its German presence with a new office in Berlin and is adding more than 500 new jobs across Europe during its fiscal year 2015.
Salesforce Continues Commitment to Sustainability
Salesforce is committed to being a sustainable company. In addition to the energy efficiencies the company’s multi-tenant technology model delivers, Salesforce is working toward powering 100 percent of its data centre operations with renewable energy. To that end, the new data centre in the U.K., and the upcoming data centres in France and Germany, will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources.
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