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NZ businesses already on board as IBM unveils Sydney cloud centre

NZ businesses already on board as IBM unveils Sydney cloud centre

IBM opens newest SoftLayer cloud centre in Sydney, Australia, with New Zealand companies already taking advantage of its hosting facilities.

In line with IBM’s global cloud drive, the Sydney cloud centre offers the full range of SoftLayer cloud infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services, and networking.

Built using SoftLayer’s standardised pod design, the facility holds the capacity for thousands of physical servers.

With services deployed on demand and full remote access and control via a customer Web portal or API, customers can create tailored public, private, or hybrid cloud environments.

Cloud commitment

As revealed at the turn of the year, IBM plans to deliver cloud services from 40 data centres worldwide in 15 countries and five continents globally, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Consequently, the company will open 15 new centres worldwide adding to the existing global footprint of 13 global data centers from SoftLayer and 12 from IBM.

By some estimates, the global cloud market is set to grow to US$200 billion by 2020; driven largely by businesses and government agencies deploying cloud services to market, sell, develop products, manage their supply chain and transform their business practices.

"IBM is continuing to invest in high growth areas," said Erich Clementi, senior vice president of IBM Global Technology Services, at the time of the global announcement.

“Last year, IBM made a big investment adding the $2 billion acquisition of SoftLayer to its existing high value cloud portfolio.

“This announcement is another major step in driving a global expansion of IBM’s cloud footprint and helping clients drive transformation.”


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