August 29, 2016

IBM opens new data center in South Korea

The facility is IBM’s latest attempt at expanding the infrastructure of its cloud services

Telecom giant

On Friday, IBM announced the opening of its new Cloud Data Center in Pangyo, South Korea. The new facility is IBM’s ninth Cloud Data Center in the Asia-Pacific region and is a part of the company’s network of 47 Cloud Data Centers around the world.

The data center was developed in partnership with SK Holdings C&C and is aimed at supporting the growing cloud adoption in the country since the use of cloud based applications has become popular.

Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President of IBM Cloud said :

A key part of our cloud strategy is to fuel new ecosystems to spur innovation and collaborate with companies who understand the local market.

That’s why we chose to partner with SK Holdings in Korea.

Together, we are able to bring the local expertise, platform and data services that gives Korean customers the ability to compete on a global scale.

IBM says that the new data center will consist of thousands of physical servers allowing Korean businesses to take advantage of cloud-based technologies including virtual servers, storage, security services and networking.

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