IBM to Invest $17M in Colombian Cloud Data Center
IBM announced plans to invest $17 million to build a new cloud data center in Bogota, Colombia.IBM plans to invest $17 million in a new cloud data center located in Bogota, Colombia. This is the 25th cloud center IBM has opened globally. IBM said the new center will provide Colombian companies with cloud computing and big data services. The new facility expands the $8 million investment IBM made in Colombia when the company opened a data center in 2011. Through the new data center, IBM hopes to contribute to and further strengthen business innovation in the local banking, health care, food, insurance, and oil and gas industries, among others, allowing them to benefit from a new wave of transformation in services with cloud, Smarter Systems and big data capabilities that help drive economic growth, sustainable development and social progress, IBM said. "In the current competitive environment, Colombia companies are looking for high-value solutions that help them solve complexity through innovation and business insight by addressing organic growth and productivity issues,” Francisco Thiermann, general manager IBM Colombia, said in a statement. “Our new data center and our professionals aim to contribute to the private and public companies’ development and the countries progress. This new investment showcases our clients’ trust in our expertise and services, as well as the commitment IBM has made to the country’s growth.”
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