IBM to launch Cloud multizone region in Brazil

IBM announced plans to launch a new IBM Cloud multizone region at Sao Paulo in Brazil — by late 2020 — as part of strategy for winning more deals in Latin America.
IBM Cloud for CIOsIBM’s clients in Latin America include BRF and Elaw which are adopting IBM Cloud for IT cost efficiency and flexibility in their business operations and to unleash the power of their data with AI.

IBM’s Cloud multizone in Brazil will provide IBM public cloud services, from enterprise-grade infrastructure to AI services.

IDC expects that by 2022, over half of Latin American GDP will be made digital, heavily enabled by enterprises advancing in their journeys to the cloud, said Alejandro Florean, consulting vice-president, IDC Latin America.

“Our cloud investment reflects that clients are seeking hybrid cloud environments that offer access to tools including AI, analytics, IoT and blockchain to boost competitiveness,” said Tonny Martins, general manager, IBM Brazil.

Ana Paula Assis, general manager, IBM Latin America, said: “The IBM Cloud multizone region is being designed to bring a portfolio of enterprise-grade infrastructure and services to deliver benefits of hybrid cloud to clients in Latin America.”

BRF, a food company, has migrated over 70 percent of its workloads to the IBM Cloud in recent years, enabling integration of its mission-critical systems to support business international expansion. BRF reduced IT costs with IBM Services and scale its operations to multiple countries by tapping into IBM Cloud’s global reach.

Elaw, a supplier of legal technology solutions in Brazil, provides artificial intelligence-based services. Elaw uses IBM Watson Natural Language Understanding and Natural Language Classifier services on IBM Cloud to identify recurring claims in labor lawsuits, understand what most influences in each topic.