India to avail IBM’s $38M cloud data centre

By : |April 18, 2011 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: Server major IBM, which announced a $38M investment in a new IBM Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre in Singapore ealier this month, announced that it will provide India businesses cloud-based solutions and services.

The new facility will extend IBM’s cloud delivery network with centres in Germany, Canada and the United States; and 13 global cloud labs, of which seven are based in Asia Pacific — China, India, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore.

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Scheduled to launch in April, the centre will provide IBM’s comprehensive cloud services and technology portfolio via the company’s cloud delivery infrastructure.

“The new Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre is a reflection of IBM’s focus to invest in technology innovation that delivers value to our clients. The centre will provide Indian organisations with the best available set of cloud options to achieve their IT infrastructure ambitions in order to become successful businesses,” said, Ashish Kumar, GM, IBM Global Technology Services, India/ South Asia.

“In India, we see a great opportunity for the software development industry and other IT driven businesses to leverage the IBM enterprise cloud offering in order to divert their test and development workload for more productive use. In addition to providing high security standards, the centre’s pay-per-use offerings model will help Indian clients minimize capital expenditure and reduce business operational costs. IBM’s investment in the Asia Pacific Centre is part of our ongoing global commitment to the Cloud Computing business in support of IBM’s 2015 growth roadmap.”

The first offering to be available at the IBM Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre will be from IBM’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud portfolio.

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