Enterprise IT vendor IBM has opened its first cloud center at Queretaro in Mexico.
The new facility, which is part of IBM’s $1.2 billion investment program, strengthens IBM Cloud’s presence in Latin America.
IBM has cloud centers in Frankfurt, Tokyo, Paris, Melbourne, Toronto, London, Texas, Virginia, Hong Kong, and more.
IBM is betting big on the Latin American IT market which will see more than 25 percent growth in the cloud-computing business within the next three years.
The Mexico City facility broadens data redundancy options within the Americas by enabling backups that can be replicated and integrated in any of IBM’s SoftLayer cloud centers via SoftLayer’s private network, with free unmetered bandwidth between locations.
Lance Crosby, GM of cloud innovation and business development for IBM, said: “We can bring all the benefits and advantages of SoftLayer’s cloud platform to customers in country or to customers looking for a Mexican location.”
IBM said the Mexico City facility provides 10Gbps connections to SoftLayer services, less than 25 milliseconds of latency from IBM’s Dallas cloud center, and less than 210 milliseconds of latency from IBM’s growing network of SoftLayer cloud centers around the world.
IBM is also offering up to $500 off of new orders for the Mexico cloud center for the first month of service, for a limited time.