IBM Expands Cloud Capabilities In Latin America, Adds MZR in São Paulo, Brazil

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To help accelerate the shift to hybrid cloud in Latin America, IBM has announced its plans to launch a new IBM Cloud multizone region in São Paulo, Brazil by late 2020. The new IBM Cloud multizone region (MZR) will be designed to provide clients with a consistent set of IBM public cloud services, from “enterprise-grade” infrastructure to AI services.

Tonny Martins
“Clients are increasingly seeking hybrid cloud environments that offer access to cutting edge tools including AI, analytics, IoT and blockchain to boost competitiveness,” said Tonny Martins, General Manager, IBM Brazil.

The new MZR in Brazil will become IBM’s first in Latin America. It would help clients in this region “quickly” deploy mission-critical workloads and applications across hybrid cloud environments.

“IDC expects that by 2022, over half of Latin American GDP will be made digital, heavily enabled by enterprises advancing in their journeys to the cloud,” said Alejandro Florean, consulting Vice-president, IDC Latin America. “With this new cloud multizone region, IBM is well positioned to help enterprises in Latin America differentiate themselves in their industries by capitalizing on this emerging hybrid multi-cloud world.”

Data Center Cooling, Networking, Power

IBM’s MZR would help increase disaster recovery (DR) capabilities by interconnecting three independent availability zones – each of which contains independent data center cooling, networking and power – within the same geography.

“Our continued cloud investment reflects that clients are increasingly seeking hybrid cloud environments that offer access to cutting edge tools including AI, analytics, IoT and blockchain to boost competitiveness,” said Tonny Martins, General Manager, IBM Brazil. “As companies in Brazil look to gain greater control of their data in the face of upcoming tighter compliance and protection regulations, IBM offers the cloud capabilities that allow them to innovate and take advantage of data from all sources across any hybrid multi-cloud environment.”

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM’s Latin American MZR would significantly enhance regional capacity and capability by offering a complete portfolio of services, including IBM Watson, blockchain, IoT and analytics. Additionally, organizations will be able to deploy multizone Kubernetes clusters across the MZRs via the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. This would simplify how they deploy and manage containerized applications and add further consistency to their experience.

“The cloud market is being redefined as hybrid,” said Ana Paula Assis, General Manager, IBM Latin America. “As companies shift more of their business applications to the cloud, they are looking to build efficiencies and maintain security as they look to manage data, services, and workflows across a hybrid multi-cloud environment. The new IBM Cloud multizone region is being designed to bring a portfolio of enterprise-grade infrastructure and services to deliver our best possibilities and benefits of hybrid cloud to clients in Latin America.”

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