01 March 2013

Citrix opens new US$8.7 million datacenter in Singapore

Singapore – 26 February 2013 - Citrix officially opened a new US$8.7 million corporate datacenter in Singapore, making it the company’s second largest internal facility in the world. This new datacenter is the start of a three-year plan to consolidate and improve Citrix internal IT operations globally, with future datacenters expected to mirror the current infrastructure in Singapore. 

Operational since November 2012, the new datacenter houses the production infrastructure for all internal IT operations in Asia Pacific, and has a dedicated desktop capacity of 1,400 virtualized desktops. The move to consolidate the Citrix datacenters in Australia and Bangalore into this new facility is a key milestone in its on-going plans to expand its presence in Singapore and Asia Pacific as a whole. By the end of this quarter, Citrix plans to increase this number to 2,500. 

Asia Pacific continues to play a key role in Citrix business, contributing significantly to the company’s growth globally. According to the company’s FY2012 financial results, Asia Pacific registered a 52 percent revenue increase as compared to America at 14 percent and EMEA at 19 percent based on a quarter-on-quarter comparison. In addition, key wins in Asia Pacific, such as Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Singapore and the Korean Intellectual Property Office, further underline the continued growth potential of the region. 

“We are very excited at the tremendous opportunity and growth potential of enterprise IT in Asia Pacific. The opening of a new datacenter in Singapore puts Citrix in a prime position to tap into this growth. Because of its strategic location in the middle of the company’s growth markets, the new datacenter in Singapore allows Citrix to provide our employees in Asia Pacific with the business productivity, efficiency and continuity they require to work and play better. Singapore’s world-class business climate, a stable socio-political environment and a ready pool of educated and skilled talent made our decision an easy one,” said Stuart Driver, Senior Director, orldwide IT Operations, Citrix 

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the cloud computing company that enables mobile workstyles. Citrix products are in use at more than 260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion. 

Source: Citrix