IBM today said its SoftLayer cloud center in Sydney supports ChannelPace and Grinding Gear Games to grow their businesses quicker.
The enterprise IT vendor also announced the opening of its SoftLayer cloud center in Sydney, Australia – as part of its $1.2 billion investment to expand its cloud services. The IT company has already opened a Cloud center in Melbourne.
Since launching its Melbourne cloud center late last year, IBM Cloud has added hundreds of new customers. SoftLayer facilities in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo also experienced demand for its services.
The new Sydney facility broadens data redundancy options within Australia and Asia Pacific while providing customizable infrastructure solutions for both enterprise and Web businesses.
Australian company ChannelPace, a crowd-sourced contact management system for the business-to-business world, has tapped SoftLayer data centers to deliver its services at a global scale.
“IBM Cloud’s SoftLayer data centers — all connected via SoftLayer’s global network — make it easy for us to expand and grow our business. With the Melbourne data center and new Sydney data center, we have the option of data redundancy right here in our backyard,” said ChannelPace CEO Greg Furlong.
ChannelPace utilized SoftLayer’s startup accelerator program Catalyst to expand its business into 56 countries on the SoftLayer platform.
New Zealand-based customer Grinding Gear Games hosts the online action RPG Path of Exile in five IBM Cloud centers. Grinding Gear Games will benefit from SoftLayer network by eliminating latency and providing better experience to end users.
“SoftLayer’s free back-end connection between data centers is critical to the stable operation of our game service,” said Chris Wilson, managing director, Grinding Gear Games, an independent video game development studio.