September 22, 2016

IBM launches cloud data center in Norway

This launch is IBM’s attempt at catering to the growing need for cloud technology in the Nordics

IBM has announced the opening of a cloud data center in Festund, Norway. This data center is IBM’s 48th cloud data center worldwide and 12th in Europe. The Festund data center marks the company’s first cloud data center in the Nordic region. It is intended to support the growing adoption of cloud technology throughout the area.

The new data center claims to provide clients with the full range of IBM infrastructure services, including physical and virtual servers, storage, security and networking services. They promise that customers will be able to create a customized cloud environment, whether public, private or hybrid.

Arne Norheim, CEO of IBM Norway, said :

We enable our partners and clients to keep their data securely within the country while being able to leverage existing IT investments, which is a key differentiator for IBM.

Local access to IBM’s global network of public cloud data centers provides the ideal flexibility for our customers.

The new cloud data center is designed to fuel support for innovation and quick adoption of new solutions that will help improve business efficiency.

IBM says that the opening of the new data center will allow existing and new clients to have faster access to data, and connection to other IBM public cloud data centers.

Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President of IBM Cloud said :

We are committed to providing global and local clients the fastest and easiest on-ramp to the IBM Cloud to accelerate their digital transformation.

This investment will provide Nordic customers, especially those in regulated industries, with more flexibility to manage and gain insight into data within the region.

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