IBM opened new Cloud Data Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The data center is an outcome of the company’s collaboration with Information and Communication Technology provider Gijima and Vodacom.
The company said the facility is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent, the IT major said in a press statement.
“We’re working to drive cloud adoption that best leverages a customer’s existing IT investments,” said Hamilton Ratshefola, IBM Country General Manager in South Africa.
“Our new Cloud Data Center gives customers a local onramp to IBM Cloud services including moving mission critical SAP workloads to the cloud with ease. It also gives customers the added flexibility of keeping data within country which is a key differentiator for IBM.”
“The increase of enterprise cloud computing on the continent is being driven by large enterprise and multinational organisations expanding their presence and IT requirements across Africa,” said Vuyani Jarana, Chief Officer of Vodacom Business.