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IBM latest vendor to announce datacentres in the UK
On the 21st November, IBM had announced that they are going to be adding four new cloud datacentres in the UK as they follow Google, Microsoft and AWS (Amazon Web Services) in strengthen their presence in Britain.
IBM will have one facility opening at the end of December in Fareham, with another one coming in space leased from Ark Data Centres. Although the last two datacentre details have not been disclosed as of yet.
In September of this year, Microsoft had launched UK datacentres; to be then followed on by Google who had announced a London datacentre later that month. However, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been set to enter the UK early next year.
“By adding four new cloud datacentres in the UK, IBM is giving local businesses an easy route to the cloud, helping them quickly innovate and respond to market demands” Explained by Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Cloud.
“IBM is continuing to invest in high-growth areas, offering clients higher-value cloud data services such as Watson [IBM’s artificial intelligence technology] and blockchain running on our cloud infrastructure that delivers world-class scalability, performance and security.” Added by Mr LeBlanc.
IBM backs UK despite the Brexit blues
The IBM’s cloud services, general manager Sebastian Krause, had told us that the recent announcement is a good sign of confidence in the UK’s economy despite uncertainty after Brexit.
“UK customers truly understand the capabilities of cloud to drive innovation, to be more flexible on their business model, to have better insight for decision making, and to deliver better customer service” Explained by Mr Krause.
“Everyone has concluded the UK economy will continue to be very strong and there will be significant opportunities with or without Brexit.” Concluded by Mr Krause