Business technology major IBM announced four IBM Cloud data centers, including two in London, England; one in San Jose, California; and one in Sydney, Australia.
The four new facilities bring IBM’s global cloud data center footprint to nearly 60 across 19 countries.
According to IDC, spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $266 billion in 2021. While public cloud adoption continues to grow, enterprises navigating the transition to the public cloud may also be subject to many different regulatory requirements around the world related to security, privacy and other key issues.
The additional facilities in London, Sydneyand San Jose will help enterprises take advantage of more than 150 APIs and services to deploy next generation applications, ranging from cognitive and blockchain to big data and IoT.
Enterprise clients such as Bitly and Halliburton are already benefiting from IBM’s global network of cloud data centers.
“Seventy percent of Bitly’s traffic is international—we see nine billion clicks a month and just under seven billion of them come from outside the United States,” said Rob Platzer, chief technology officer of Bitly.
“IBM operates cloud data centers in nearly every major market around the world, ensuring that our clients can keep their data local for a variety of reasons – including performance, security or regulatory requirements,” said John Considine, general manager for cloud infrastructure services, IBM.