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Salesforce Signs Agreement with NEC to Establish Second Data Center in Japan

New data center is Salesforce’s second in Japan and will support the company's growing customer base across the Asia-Pacific region

TOKYO, April 5, 2016 — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, along with NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), a leading provider in IT and network technology integration and a wide-range of cloud solutions, today announced Salesforce has signed an agreement to establish a second data center in the Kansai Region of Japan, selecting NEC as its service provider.

This data center in Japan supports Salesforce’s growing global customer base and expands the company’s data center capacity across the entire Asia-Pacific region. NEC will provide a safe, 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 Unit1.

Comments on the News
●"Salesforce’s second data center in the Kansai area reflects our commitment to Japan and the Asia-Pacific region," said Shinichi Koide, CEO and Chairman of Salesforce Japan. "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."

●"NEC is pleased to be selected by Salesforce as one of its data center providers in Japan," said Kimihiko Fukuda, Executive Vice President, NEC Corporation. "NEC shares Salesforce’s commitment to customer success and customer trust, which makes this a powerful partnership to support local Japanese and Asia-Pacific companies. 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)."

Cloud Computing Momentum in Japan
Japan’s cloud service market grew to 2.6 billion yen in 2015 and is forecasted to reach 6.3 billion yen by 20202. Salesforce is the global leader in CRM and has set the standard for innovation in the cloud. Today, companies in Japan are choosing the Salesforce Customer Success Platform to connect with customers in new ways, run their business from their phones, create 1-to-1 customer journeys and make smarter, more predictive decisions from anywhere, in real time-all of which helps drive business transformation and accelerate growth.

1 Phase Change Cooling Unit: Cooling method using principle absorbing heat when liquid evaporates

2 Japan Public IT Cloud Services Forecast, 2016-2020” issued by IDC Japan, Feb 2016, Doc # JPJ40591516

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at

The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit

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