Deskera to invest S$50 million in cloud data centre in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Cloud-based software provider Deskera will invest S$50 million over the next three years to build its own cloud data centre in Singapore, the firm said on Tuesday (July 19).

This cloud data centre will support Deskera's cloud-based integrated business management software and provide business-focused Internet Service Provider (ISP) services.

The company's first cloud data centre, it will also ensure that Deskera's customers have more security, better service, greater reliability and fast access to their data stored in Singapore, as well as to Deskera's big data products which are soon to be launched.

Mr Shashank Dixit, chief executive of Deskera, said in a statement: "The Asia Pacific is Deskera's fastest growing customer base and we are investing in this cloud centre to offer all our customers resilient, fast and reliable services."

Deskera's S$50 million will go to software, equipment and staff capabilities.

The data cloud centre will employ about 50 specialised staff, including engineers in the fields of data analytics, software, network design and telecommunications, and business development managers.

Mr Dixit added: "Singapore is without doubt the best choice for us to anchor this new cloud data centre as it is already our headquarters and offers the human capital and impressive urban infrastructure that will enable us to better serve our growing pool of customers."

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