IBM Starts SoftLayer Data Center in Hong Kong to Expand Its Global Cloud Computing Footprints

Hong Kong data center of SoftLayer would strengthen the global presence of IBM’s for its cloud computing operations in the Asia Pacific region.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the Big Blue Corporation at the start of this week that it has successfully started one state of the art data center in the Hong Kong for its SoftLayer cloud computing service providing division. The company further explained that this data center is being established in Asia Pacific region to strengthen its cloud computing business operations across the globe and especially in the Asia Pacific region.

The official statement of the company further elaborated that IBM is aggressively pursuing its ambition to become the leader cloud computing service provider. To achieve the desired objectives, the company acquired the SoftLayer and announced a huge investment in this cruising domain of business. IBM has already allocated as much as $1.2 billion to expand the data centers across the globe; Hong Kong data center is a part of that global expansion project to strengthen the cloud computing services of the company.

This is the first data center out of the fifteen (15) datacenters planned to be established this year. These all 15 data centers would be the most sophisticated and state of the art ones, which will make the cloud computing services of the company more reliable, robust and competitive in the marketplace. More than 25 data centers across the globe have already been made fully operational to realize the ambitions of the company to become leading provider of the cloud computing services globally.

While explaining about the features and capabilities of the Hong Kong based data center, the company’s official statement maintained that this state of the art data center can house as many as 15,000 servers. This would be the third point of presence in the region after, Singapore and Tokyo data centers. It was also informed in the statement that IBM is also opening mainframe Linux and cloud computing center in Mainland China in Beijing city.

With this new data center and point of presence in the Hong Kong region, the company would be able to cater the fast rising demands of cloud computing services of the enterprise customers in the region. This is important to note that, in recent years, a huge growth in the cloud computing service demand has been noticed in the Asia pacific region.

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Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn