SINGAPORE-BASED Deskera Holdings will invest S$50 million over the next three years to build a wholly owned cloud data centre in Singapore.
The cloud-based integrated business management software provider hopes to turn the data centre into one of the biggest SaaS (software as a service) centres in South-east Asia.
Deskera's clients include Google Asia Pacific, Starbucks Coffee, Sushi Tei and Intel. Key investors in the company are Aris PrimePartners Asset Management, Tembusu Partners and Tikehau Capital.
Shashank Dixit, Deskera's CEO, said the cloud data centre would provide business-focused ISP (Internet service provider) services, apart from integrated business management software.
"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", Mr Dixit said.
Deskera's S$50 million investment will mainly be in software, equipment and staff capabilities. About 50 employees will operate the new data cloud centre. These will include engineers in the fields of data analytics, software, network design and telecommunications, and business development managers.
Mr Dixit said the new data centre will ensure that the company's customers have more security, better service, greater reliability and fast access to their data stored in Singapore.
"It will also give them access to Deskera's big data products which are soon to be launched. Moreover, Deskera will have better control over the operating environment of its cloud data centre, such as access, temperature and other parameters," Mr Dixit said.