Four new IBM Cloud data centers are now open, including two in London, UK; one in San Jose, California, US; and one in Sydney, Australia. The four new facilities bring IBM’s global cloud data center footprint to nearly 60 across 19 countries.
“IBM operates cloud data centers in nearly every major market around the world, ensuring that our clients can keep their data local for a variety of reasons – including performance, security or regulatory requirements,” said John Considine, general manager for cloud infrastructure services, IBM. “We continue to expand our cloud capacity in response to growing demand from clients who require cloud infrastructure and cognitive services to help them compete on a global scale.”
The two new IBM Cloud data centers that opened in London, England, bring IBM’s footprint to five data centers in the country. One additional data center is set to launch this year to keep pace with growing client demand. The new facilities are part of the investment IBM announced in 2016 to triple the company’s cloud data center capacity in the UK.
IBM’s data center footprint is strategically positioned in the UK to help maintain a high level of network resilience and very low network latency. Key data centers are positioned within 40km of each other which enables clients to split critical workloads across more than one site or “seamlessly” transfer between locations. Hundreds of UK clients of all sizes are already tapping into the IBM Cloud data centers including Dixons Carphone, National Express, National Grid, Shop Direct, Travis Perkins PLC and Wimbledon.
San Jose, California
The new cloud data center in San Jose, California, marks IBM’s third facility in the region and 23rd data center in the United States. With capacity for thousands of physical servers, the new data center offers clients a full range of cloud infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services and networking. Clients in the advertising and marketing technology industry, such as Nanigans and Sovrn, who require close proximity to end users, ability to scale based on seasonal demand or campaign spikes and access to analytics, machine learning and cognitive capabilities to optimize their techniques, are already tapping into IBM’s cloud data center presence in San Jose.
“IBM Cloud’s ability to support us in our international growth and reduce latency has been critical for us,” said Ben Tregoe, senior vice president of business development, Nanigans. “IBM Cloud infrastructure has helped put us in a position where we now process billions of post-ad click events, support over 16 million purchase events each day and help our customers track over 1.5 billion user profiles.”
With the new data center in Sydney, IBM now operates four cloud data centers in Australia, expanding capacity to meet increasing demand from government and enterprise clients who want to build and host applications closer to their end users. IBM delivers a complete set of IRAP-certified cloud server choices from bare metal, private and public virtual servers and object storage covering infrastructure-as-a-service for computing, storage and network. Clients, such as Acrow Formwork and Scaffolding, are tapping into IBM’s cloud data centers in Australia to power their digital transformations.