Mumbai, India - 28 October 2014 – IBM has expanded its global cloud network with a new cloud center in Mumbai, India and a new suite of cloud services for OpenStack. The Mumbai center further expands IBM’s global cloud footprint, which now includes centers in London, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Toronto, Dallas and Raleigh, NC; all of which opened this year.
“This new Mumbai center is IBM’s latest investment to create the most extensive global network of cloud facilities in the industry to help clients expand globally with cloud and tackle data sovereignty issues,” said Lingraju Sawkar, Director, Integrated Technology Services, Global Technology Services IBM India / SA.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the new, 31,000 square foot Mumbai facility offers an array of solutions including proven cloud resiliency services. These services guarantee customers up times of 99.99 percent across any IT environment, including traditional IT, public, private, or hybrid cloud deployments. In the event of an outage, the center’s support team can recover data in minutes to ensure that is has little to no impact on business operations while going virtually unseen by customers.
IBM's new Mumbai center, in addition to the soon to be opened Paris cloud center announced last week, are the latest results of IBM's $1.2 billion investment in Cloud Centers in every major market worldwide. The driving forces behind the adoption of cloud computing worldwide include requirements for businesses and governments to store certain data locally to comply with data residency regulations, as well as a growing desire for startups to expand their businesses globally. IBM estimates about 100 nations and territories have adopted laws that dictate how governments and private enterprises handle personal data.
IBM is the global leader in cloud with a portfolio of open cloud solutions to enable clients for the hybrid cloud era with integration, control over data and expertise. Since 2007, IBM has invested more than $7 billion in 17 acquisitions to accelerate its cloud initiatives.