IBM expands in Japan with new cloud data centers


IBM announced a broad expansion of its cloud computing
services for customers in Japan and in the Asia Pacific region with the
opening of a new IBM Cloud Data Center in Japan and a dedicated data center for
LotusLive, IBM’s cloud collaboration service.


The new facilities will extend IBM’s globally-integrated
cloud delivery network of cloud computing
centers that serve in over 50 countries around the world with centers based in
Singapore, 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.


The new IBM Cloud Data Center located in Makuhari, Japan
delivers IBM’s SmartCloud enterprise-class services which include a
broad spectrum of secure managed services, to run diverse workloads across
multiple delivery methods both public and private.


New offerings will increase customer choice with
the potential for end-to-end management of service delivery from the server and
operating system to the application and process layer.


It allows customers to expand production along with other
workloads like web sites, batch processing, development and test and other
initiatives while reducing deployment time from days to minutes via automation
and rapid provisioning with over 30 percent reduction in costs versus
traditional environments.


In addition, IBM announced it
will open a dedicated data center for LotusLive, IBM’s cloud-based
collaboration services, in Japan. The data center, which will be available
later this year, is designed to allow customers in Japan to more easily move to
the cloud.


LotusLive offers integrated social collaboration tools
that combine a company’s business social network with capabilities such as file
storing and sharing, instant messaging, Web conferencing and activity
management. This secure integration allows users to share and edit information,
host online meetings and manage activities easily inside and outside company


The Japan data center is designed to help improve network
performance and increase business opportunities for LotusLive users. The center
will allow clients, who cannot take their data outside the country due to
security and regulatory compliance, to work in a security-rich cloud


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