Zoom opens data centre in Singapore, plans to hire more locals
Zoom Video Communications has opened a new data centre in Singapore – its first in Southeast Asia, it announced on August 18.
The rise of remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic has propelled the company to global status and popularity. And it has now expanded its presence in the region through its latest data centre.
The Singapore data centre, through which the company’s users in Southeast Asia can connect, brings its total to 18 sites globally.
Zoom also plans to hire more Singapore employees, said Abe Smith, head of international at Zoom, according to Channel News Asia.
He was also further quoted by Bloomberg as stating that the company plans to hire several new engineers and sales staff, as well as offer new services to scale the business up in Southeast Asia.
Smith added that there had been a 65-fold increase in users of its free services in Singapore, with a tripling of paying customers, since January.
“Zoom is constantly striving to bring better services and experiences to our paid and free users, and they are keen to ensure that the Singapore office brings together a diverse and talented team, who are savvy enough to navigate the diverse Southeast Asian region,” said a company spokesperson.