Salesforce.com to Open Tokyo Data Center

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Salesforce.com says it will open a new data center in Tokyo, a move that may help the company build its business with Japanese firms needing to store their data within that nation’s borders, Nikkei.com reports. Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff said the company has not yet decided where in Tokyo the data center will be located.

Salesforce.com (CRM) runs most of its operations from Equinix data centers in Silicon Valley, Virginia and Singapore. Equinix (EQIX) also has two data centers in Tokyo.

Salesforce.com’s annual sales in Japan now come to just under 10 billion yen, Nikkei said. With the local data center in place, the company hopes to raise this to around 100 billion yen. The company opened its Singapore data center last year, hoping to use the regional presence to build Salesforce.com’s business in Asia, where it has about 5,000 customers.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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