Zendesk, an emerging provider of international cloud computing services, has opened its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, bringing around 20 jobs to the area over the next 12 months.


State Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips opened the new centre, saying it was a significant moment for the future of the ICT sector in Victoria.


"It's a great pleasure to be part of the opening of a facility for a company with such global reach and reputation, especially one which is committed to future growth in Victoria," Mr Rich-Phillips said.


"Securing Zendesk's investment in Melbourne is a significant boost to the Victorian economy and our reputation as a dynamic technology hub.”


"Recent investments in Victoria focusing on cloud research – Telstra, Accenture and Juniper Networks – highlight that Melbourne is a regional hub for companies to develop new world-leading innovations in the cloud and capitalise on opportunities in the broadband space," Mr Rich-Phillips said.


Since its formation in 2007, Zendesk has expanded its services to provide cloud computing solutions for over 10,000 customers worldwide, ranging from start up small businesses to global giants such as Adobe and SonyMusic.