IBM launches new data centers worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds

CIOs and data center managers who run large hybrid clouds worldwide have a good chance of hearing IBM knock on their doors in the next few months.

That’s because IBM is expanding its global data center footprint, opening 18 new “availability zones,” essentially large data centers, for its public cloud across the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Along with uptime service level agreements and high-speed network connectivity, users have gotten used to accessing corporate databases wherever they reside, but proximity to cloud data centers is important. Distance to data centers can have an impact on network performance, resulting in slow uploads or downloads.

For companies that manage complex, hybrid public-private cloud environments, IBM points to its decades of experience servicing large corporate workloads. 

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