IBM has announced a $38 million investment in a new IBM Asia Pacific Cloud Computing data centre in Singapore, which will provide businesses in India with solutions and services to harness the potential of cloud computing. The new facility will extend IBM’s globally-integrated cloud delivery network with centres in Germany, Canada and the United States; and 13 global cloud labs, of which seven are based in Asia Pacific – China, India, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore.
“The new data centre is a reflection of IBM’s focus to invest in technology innovation that delivers value to our clients,” said, Ashish Kumar, General Manager, IBM Global Technology Services, India/ South Asia. “In India, we see a great opportunity for the software development industry and other IT driven businesses to leverage the IBM enterprise cloud offering in order to divert their test and development workload for more productive use. In addition to providing high security standards, the pay-per-use offerings model will help Indian clients minimize capital expenditure and reduce business operational costs. IBM’s investment in the Asia Pacific centre is part of our ongoing global commitment to the cloud computing business in support of IBM’s 2015 growth roadmap.”The first offering to be available at the data centre will be from IBM’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud portfolio which provides rapid access to security-rich, enterprise-class virtual server environments and is suited for development and test activities and other dynamic workloads.The service improves cycle time-to-market and improves quality with instant, secure access to a standardized infrastructure as a service environment. In addition, a catalogue of software from the IBM Software Group and third party companies will be available for mid size, large enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) at variable price points.