IBM announced the launch of its first SoftLayer datacentre in Italy this week, which is located in Cornaredo, Milan.
The company said the datacentre in Milan, a growing hub for cloud services, will enable it to offer a local option for Italian businesses looking to deploy IBM cloud services. The facility, it’s 24th SoftLayer datacentre globally, has a capacity for up to 11,000 servers, a power rating of 2.8 megawatts, and is designed to Tier III spec.
“The Italian IT sector is changing as startups and enterprises alike are increasingly turning to the cloud to optimize infrastructure, lower IT costs, create new revenue streams, and spur innovation,” said Marc Jones, chief technology officer for SoftLayer.
“The Milan datacentre extends the unique capabilities of our global platform by providing a fast, local onramp to the cloud. Customers have everything they need to quickly build out and test solutions that run the gamut from crunching big data to launching a mobile app globally,” Jones added.
Nicola Ciniero, general manager of IBM Italy said: “This datacentre represents a financial and technological investment made by a multinational company that has faith in this country’s potential. Having an IBM Cloud presence in Italy will provide local businesses with the right foundation to innovate and thrive on a global level.”
The move comes just a couple of months after IBM added a second SoftLayer datacentre in the Netherlands.