Salesforce.com, which provides the platform for XCD’s cloud HR solutions, announced this month it has signed an agreement with NTT Europe to establish a European data centre in the UK.
Due to complete in 2014, the new data centre will support the company’s cloud computing services across EMEA.
Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, Marc Benioff said “Europe was salesforce.com’s fastest growing region in our fiscal year 2013 … We are doubling down on Europe with the announcement of our new data centre in the UK, which will support continued customer success in EMEA.”
The global shift to cloud has opened the door to new technologies, such as cloud HR, driving significant growth in cloud computing spending by companies across EMEA.
IDC forecasts that Europe’s public cloud software market will grow three times faster than other IT segments, at a CAGR of 30% to reach €23.9 billion by 2017.