IBM has announced the opening of its new cloud data center in Fetsund, 30 km outside Oslo, Norway. Big Blue claims it to be the industry’s first cloud data center in the region. The IBM Cloud data center will support growing cloud adoption in the Nordics.
Now customers throughout the region will have local access to a complete portfolio of IBM cloud services for running mission critical enterprise workloads, including IBM Bluemix, Watson and analytics capabilities.
The facility in Norway is IBM’s 48th global cloud data center and the 12th in Europe. It is part of the company’s growing global data center network, enabling businesses, from large enterprises to start-ups, to digitalize business and operations.
“We are committed to providing global and local clients the fastest and easiest onramp to the IBM Cloud to accelerate their digital transformation,” said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president, IBM Cloud. “This investment will provide Nordic customers, especially those in regulated industries, with more flexibility to manage and gain insight into data within the region.”
The IBM Cloud data center in Norway offers the full range of IBM Cloud infrastructure services, including bare metal and virtual servers, storage, security services, and networking. These services can be deployed on demand with full remote access and control, allowing customers to create their ideal public, private, or hybrid cloud environments.
The facility connects to all IBM’s public data centers on the continent and around the world in order to help customers transfer and replicate their data in multiple locations. Customers would be enabled to quickly balance or reroute workloads between multiple locations.