IBM Invests $38 million In Singapore Data Center To Address Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Needs

On 11 March, IBM announced a $38 million investment in a new IBM Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre in Singapore. This center will help deliver the company’s cloud computing services to clients in the Asia Pacific region which has seen a tremendous growth in demand.

IBM’s investment in our Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Center in Singapore reflects the increase in demand for cloud solutions and services by our clients in the region,” said Andrew Sotiropoulos, General Manager at Global Technology Services IBM for Asia Pacific. “The Center will provide the highest security standards and capabilities to minimize capital expenditure and reduce operational costs.”

The new Centre furthers IBM’s focus on the delivery of cloud services and technology for both public and private clouds, giving clients the best available set of options to achieve their infrastructure ambitions,” said Paul Moung, Vice President of Cloud Computing, IBM Growth Markets.

That Big Blue is big on China as a market for cloud computing services is not new, considering it is in the process of building one of the largest data centers in the world in the Hebei province in northern China (See: The Chinese Dragon And Cloud Computing). I had also written about the tremendous potential cloud computing has in India (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?).

This new data center, scheduled to be operational from next month, will extend IBM’s globally-integrated cloud delivery network with centers 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. This shows the importance IBM accords to the region as a future growth market. According to research firm IDC (International Data Corporation), the region’s cloud computing market is slated to grow by an average 40% per annum through 2014 to $4.9 billion.

IBM’s decision to invest in Singapore for the Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre is aligned to the country’s iN2015 Masterplan, answering the call from the government to entrench our nation’s position as a Global-Asia Hub for the delivery of cloud computing services in the region and beyond.” said Teresa Lim, Managing Director, IBM Singapore. “The Centre will help to establish a vibrant cloud computing ecosystem here as well as contribute to attracting high-value economic clusters in Singapore, as called out in Budget 2011.

By Sourya Biswas

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Sourya Biswas is a former risk analyst who has worked with several financial organizations of international repute, besides being a freelance journalist with several articles published online. After 6 years of work, he has decided to pursue further studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he has completed his MBA. He holds a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Information Technology. He is also a member of high-IQ organizations Mensa and Triple Nine Society and has been a prolific writer to CloudTweaks over the years... http://www.cloudtweaks.com/author/sourya/

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