IBM’s Public Data Center Opened In Chennai

Technology giant IBM on Tuesday launched public data centre in Chennai to tap into growing demand from financial services and government sectors.

Part of the company’s global investment of $1.2 billion, it is IBM’s second such centre in India. The first one in Mumbai offers private cloud computing services. Its cloud clients include Tata Sky, Bharat Light and Power, Janalakshmi Financial Services and Mankind Pharma. 

This is IBM’s 42nd data centre in its expansive network, providing users with performance and disaster recovery to ensure business continuity, he added. He, however, did not disclose details about specific investments on the centre and the size of the centre.

IBM has cloud centres in cities such as London, Beijing, Melbourne, Toronto and Dallas. The centre will help IBM tap into government initiatives like ‘Digital India’ and ‘Smart Cities’. It will also enable the company to tap into data sensitive sectors like banking, financial services and telecom that often mandate that data be hosted in local data centres.

Highlighting the role that the Chennai data centre can play for startups, LeBlanc said developers and startups are an integral part of India s ecosystem and key to Digital India initiative.

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