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Salesforce to establish new European data centre in France

Wed 10 Sep 2014

In addition to its plans to launch a UK data centre this autumn, Salesforce has partnered with Interxion to expand its European facility offering into France.

According to an announcement on Wednesday, the deal between Salesforce and the Amsterdam-based cloud and data centre service provider, will drive Salesforce plans to invest in the French market, which it sees as being an “important” strategic move to cater to growing European demand.

The UK data centre is expected to launch over the next few months, with the French facility opening later in 2015. According to Salesforce, the French data centre will be fully powered by 100% renewable energy sources.

“Interxion is pleased to be selected by Salesforce as its data centre provider in France,” said Fabrice Coquio, Managing Director of Interxion, France.

“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.”

In addition to the proposed French data centre, Salesforce recently launched headquarter offices in Paris to oversee operations in France. The offices will also provide a base for Salesforce’s Digital Transformation Hub – “a dedicated space to foster innovation and collaboration between salesforce.com’s ecosystem of customers, partners, developers and employees.”

The hub will focus its research and development on a range of products, from smartphones and wearable devices, to cars and everyday household appliances.

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