IBM on Tuesday opened a second Cloud data center in Jundiaí, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new data center joins two other IBM Cloud data centers in Latin America-one located in Hortolândia, São Paulo and the other in Queretaro, México.
The new center has a capacity for 9,000 total servers and a power rating of 2.8 megawatts. IBM said the São Paulo data center offers a range of SoftLayerinfrastructure services, including bare metal and virtual servers, storage, security services, and networking.
IBM believes that Brazil’s cloud computing market is expected to more than double in the next two years, as organizations increasingly turn to the cloud to support their strategic business goals.
According to research firm Frost & Sullivan, Brazil’s cloud computing market, worth $474.8 million in 2014, is estimated to reach $1.11 billion in 2017. IBM operates more than 41 cloud data centers in the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe.