Salesforce taps NEC to set data center in Japan

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Leading CRM vendor Salesforce has signed an agreement with NEC Corporation to set up a second data center in the Kansai region of Japan.

NEC will be the service provider for Salesforce.

Salesforce is making investment in the new data center in Japan targeting its local customer base and expand the company’s data center capacity across the entire Asia Pacific region. Salesforce did not share its specfic investment plan for establishing the second data center in Japan.

As per the data center deal announced in Japan, NEC will provide a secure and high-efficiency data center that leverages leading design elements including on-site solar, free air cooling and the company’s proprietary Phase Change Cooling Unit.

Shinichi Koide, CEO and chairman, Salesforce Japan, said: “Salesforce continues to increase its strategic investments in the market, enabling local companies to leverage the latest cloud, mobile, social, data science and IoT innovations to create connected experiences that matter to their customers.”

Japan’s public cloud service market grew to 2.6 billion yen in 2015 and is forecasted to reach 6.3 billion yen by 2020. Salesforce is the global leader in CRM and has set the standard for innovation in the cloud.

Kimihiko Fukuda, executive vice president, NEC Corporation, said: “Because NEC has the capability to provide cloud services and build open cloud systems, we are able to support a customer’s entire ICT system including Systems of Record (SoR) and Systems of Engagement (SoE).”

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