SINGAPORE: IBM has announced a $38 million investment in a new IBM Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre in Singapore, which will provide businesses with solutions and services to harness the potential of cloud computing.
The new facility will extend IBM's globally-integrated 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.
Scheduled to launch in April, the Centre will make available IBM's comprehensive cloud services and technology portfolio via the company's cloud delivery infrastructure. These services are designed to enable clients to reap the benefits of business and IT transformation; increase flexibility and agility; accelerate time to market; reduce costs; and increase security and compliance of public cloud environments.
"IBM's investment in our Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre in Singapore reflects the increase in demand for cloud solutions and services by our clients in the region. The Centre will provide the highest security standards and capabilities to minimize capital expenditure and reduce operational costs," said Paul Moung, VP, Cloud Computing, IBM Growth Markets.