Salesforce.com and NTT Communications Announce Tokyo Data Center is Now Live
TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, and NTT Communications announced today that salesforce.com’s Tokyo data center has gone live. Housed in NTT Communications’ world-class data center facility, the Tokyo data center will support adoption of salesforce.com’s social enterprise services among the company’s rapidly growing customer base across Japan and Asia Pacific. The Tokyo data center offers customers a high-performance and environmentally sustainable cloud computing infrastructure – backed up 100 percent by salesforce.com’s North American data centers.
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“Salesforce.com continues to expand its infrastructure to support the adoption of the social enterprise among our rapidly growing global customer base,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. “The opening of our Tokyo data center with our trusted partner NTT Communications represents a long-term commitment to our customers across Japan and Asia Pacific.”
“NTT Communications is proud to be the data center services provider supporting the global enterprise cloud computing services of salesforce.com,” said Sadao Maki, senior executive vice president and member of the board at NTT Communications. “We have established a trusted relationship with salesforce.com providing global network services as well as Salesforce over VPN. We are confident that the global partnership between NTT Communications and salesforce.com will enable salesforce.com to build further trust with customers and support its continued growth in Japan and throughout the region.”
Salesforce.com’s Tokyo Data Center
Built according to salesforce.com’s exacting global specifications, the Tokyo data center will deliver exceptional reliability and performance for social enterprises across Japan and Asia Pacific. In addition, combining salesforce.com’s highly efficient, multitenant cloud computing architecture with NTT Communications’ eco-conscious operations, the Tokyo data center boasts a minimal carbon footprint. Salesforce.com places a premium on data management efficiency and environmental sustainability, supporting more than 100,000 customers worldwide with approximately 3,500 servers.
The Social Enterprise Revolution
A social revolution is taking place today. The number of social networking users has surpassed e-mail users, and people access the Internet more from mobile devices than from desktops. Salesforce.com is helping companies meet the challenge of this social revolution with its social enterprise strategy. Today, companies must change the way they collaborate, communicate and share information with customers and employees to stay competitive. By leveraging salesforce.com’s social, mobile and open cloud technologies, companies can transform themselves into social enterprises by developing social profiles of customers, creating employee social networks and building customer and product social networks.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar(TM) Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html.
With 100,000+ customers, salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company that is leading the shift to the social enterprise. Social enterprises leverage social, mobile and open cloud technologies to put customers at the heart of their business. Based on salesforce.com’s real-time, multitenant architecture, the company’s platform and application services include:
- Salesforce Chatter, a private social network for your business
- Salesforce Sales Cloud, for sales force automation and contact management
- Salesforce Service Cloud, for customer service and support solutions
- Salesforce Radian6, for social media monitoring and engagement
- Salesforce Data.com, the most complete source of accurate business data
- AppExchange, the leading marketplace for enterprise cloud computing applications
- Force.com, for custom application development
- Heroku, for building social and mobile apps
- Database.com, the world’s first enterprise cloud database
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