Dell announced Wednesday it has opened a public and private cloud computing data center in Shanghai, the company’s first in the Asia-Pacific and Japan regions.
The opening follows Dell’s announcement earlier this year that it plans to invest $1 billion to improve its cloud, services and data storage offerings over the next three years, with part of the money going toward the opening of data centers around the world.
PCWorld reports Dell opened a data center in Ireland last month, and the company has announced plans to open centers in Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, New York and Sao Paulo later this year.
With the Chinese IT market growing at a stronger rate than most, Dell hopes its new Shanghai location will allow the company to expand its enterprise business in the area by providing virtual desktop services to centralize and secure organizational data. Dell has had a presence in the Chinese market for the past decade and has confirmed plans to hire new employees at the center.