IBM continues to expand its cloud footprint by opening a second IBM SoftLayer Cloud data center in Brazil. Located in Jundiaí, São Paulo, this new facility gives local companies complete access to a broad array of services for building in-country cloud solutions, while global users would be able to leverage faster network speeds to improve performance.
With capacity for 9,000 total servers and a power rating of 2.8 megawatts, the São Paulo data center offers the full range of SoftLayer infrastructure services, including bare metal and virtual servers, storage, security services, and networking. It follows Uptime Institute’s Tier III standard classification, which guarantees no shutdowns for equipment replacement and maintenance.
By providing Brazilian customers with a local onramp to IBM Cloud resources, IBM increases flexibility for storing and computing data within the country. The new data center joins two other IBM Cloud data centers in Latin America: one located in Hortolândia, São Paulo and Queretaro, México, along with an expansive network of data centers that blanket the globe, providing users with the performance and disaster recovery solutions needed to ensure business continuity in case of accidents.
IBM operates more than 41 cloud data centers in the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe so that customers can provision cloud resources exactly where and when they need them. Users have granular visibility into data center locations – down the exact city – allowing them to deploy critical cloud workloads in targeted geographic locations.
IBM has more than doubled Softlayer’s overall data center capacity since it invested $1.2 billion back in 2014 for a massive global data center expansion. Now, this globally integrated network of cloud data centers, on every major continent, would provide enterprises with the ability to scale and build out their IT resources as needed.