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IBM unveils first public data centre in Chennai

Posted: 14 Oct 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:data centre  cloud  start-up  cloud solutions 

IBM opened its first public data centre in Chennai to expand its cloud solutions footprint in India and across the globe.

The new data centre is part of the company's $1.2-billion investment to deliver cloud services into every major financial market. The New York-based company has 46 new data centres spread around the world.

Last year, IBM launched its first private data centre in Mumbai to provide cloud services to various sectors such as banking and finance, telecommunications, and government businesses, which are worrying about their data being stored outside of India.

IBM has partnered with National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) to launch, a digital hub where early-stage investors, venture capitalists, academic professionals and start-ups can interact with each other to grow the cloud market.

It has also teamed up with information technology leaders like Tech Mahindra, CSC and Accenture to offer its cloud solutions, including IBM Bluemix, to developer communities.

A study by Evans Data Corp states that India currently has the second-largest developer population at 2.75 million. And by 2018, that number will grow by nearly 90 per cent to 5.2 million, surpassing the United States with the most developers.

"India's cloud market is poised for exponential growth," said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Cloud. "IBM is not only delivering greater access to a globally integrated cloud data centre... but is also creating the foundation for future growth by working with NASSCOM 10,000 Startups programme to equip local developers with the skills they need to grow the market."

In addition, IBM is launching two initiatives—developerWorks Premium and a cloud certification programme—to provide developers with the right tools and skills to compete and innovate in the global marketplace.

The Chennai data centre offers the full range of SoftLayer infrastructure services from IBM.

In 2013, IBM bought SoftLayer for $2 billion to rival other big companies such as Microsoft, Google and Amazon. SoftLayer launched data centres in Brazil and Italy recently as well as in other markets across the globe.

- Stephen Padilla

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