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Cloud software vendor Salesforce unveiled plans for two new data centers for Canada at the Salesforce1 World Tour in Toronto.

The data centers will support its cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) services for its growing Canadian customer base.

According to analyst Gartner, Salesforce is the fastest growing company out of the top 10 software vendors in the world, and the top selling cloud based CRM software in Canada.

The data centers are needed because Salesforce has created a community of 20 independent software vendors (ISVs) in Canada.

Companies such as Aria Solutions and Vidyard are using Salesforce’s data centers to house and distribute their next generation business apps.

Meanwhile, clients like sports manufacturer BRP and financial services firm Manulife are creating massive demand for processing power, storage and bandwidth, it said.

The recent launch of Salesforce Wear, an initiative for wearable enterprise computing, also stimulated growth in demand for resources from Canadian wearables companies, Thalmic Labs and Bionym.

The two vendors are working with Salesforce to help developers build wearable apps.

Saleforce’s EVP Mike Rosenbaum said: “Canada is a critical part of our global strategy and our plans for Canadian data centers reflect that.”

“More leading Canadian companies are asking Salesforce to connect with their customers in a whole new way,” Rosenbaum said.

BRP’s general manager Chris Dawson said the data centers will help Canadian businesses to concentrate on what they are good at and outsource their IT.

“With Salesforce, we can do things now that we could only dream of a few years ago,” Dawson said.