Salesforce.com Signs Agreement to Establish New European Data Centre in France; Selects Interxion as Service Provider
New data centre is one of three planned for Europe and will support the company’s growing base of customers across the region
Salesforce.com’s European Data Centre in France will be powered 100 percent by renewable energy sources
PARIS—September 10, 2014—Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the world’s #1 CRM platform, today announced that it has signed an agreement to establish a new European Data Centre in France, selecting Interxion, a leading European provider of cloud and carrier-neutral data centre services, as its service provider. The new data centre in France is one of three planned for Europe and will support the company’s growing base of customers across the region. Salesforce.com’s European Data Centre in France will be powered 100 percent by renewable energy sources.
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“Salesforce.com’s new data centre demonstrates our ongoing commitment to France and supports the success of our growing base of customers and partners in the region," said Olivier Derrien, salesforce.com senior vice president for France, Southern Europe and the Middle East. “Salesforce.com continues to increase its strategic investments in France, enabling local companies to harness the latest cloud, social and mobile technologies and power their digital transformation.”
“Interxion is pleased to be selected by salesforce.com as its data centre provider in France," said Fabrice Coquio, Managing Director of Interxion France. “Powered 100 percent by renewable energy sources, Interxion’s state of the art data centre will deliver outstanding connectivity and will offer a highly resilient facility for salesforce.com’s growing customer base in France and Europe.”
Company to Open Three European Data Centres
Salesforce.com’s European Data Center in France is part of the company’s plan to open three data centres in Europe to support adoption of salesforce.com’s cloud computing services among its growing base of customers in Europe. The first of the company’s European Data Centres will open in the U.K. this fall, with data centres in France and Germany to follow in 2015.
Salesforce.com: Continuing Investment and Innovation in France
Salesforce.com announced plans earlier this year to increase strategic investments in France, an important market in the company’s global strategy. In addition to the new data centre in France, the company recently unveiled a new French headquarters in an iconic building in the heart of Paris. The new French headquarters will house the industry’s first Digital Transformation Hub, a dedicated space to foster innovation and collaboration between salesforce.com’s ecosystem of customers, partners, developers and employees. The innovative new salesforce.com Digital Transformation Hub in Paris will deliver an interactive, hands-on experience that will bring the Salesforce1 Platform to life—from smartphones and wearable devices to connected toothbrushes and cars.
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of cloud and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 37 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With more than 500 Connectivity providers and 20 European Internet exchanges, Interxion has created cloud, content, finance and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.
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