Wednesday, January 14, 2015

IBM Opens Softlayer Cloud Data Center in Mexico

The new facility, located in QuerĂ©taro (near Mexico City) strengthens IBM Cloud’s presence in Latin America by offering data residency within the region, even more redundancy in the Americas, and the complete SoftLayer platform, enabling customers to create their ideal fully integrated, scalable cloud computing environment in Mexico.

The Mexico City cloud center follows SoftLayer’s standardized pod design, having the capacity for thousands of physical servers and offering the full range of SoftLayer cloud infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services, and networking.

The facility also provides 10Gbps connections to SoftLayer services, less than 25 milliseconds of latency from IBM’s Dallas cloud center, and less than 210 milliseconds of latency from IBM’s growing network of SoftLayer cloud centers around the world.

IBM’s global cloud footprint now includes new cloud centers recently launched in Frankfurt, Tokyo, Paris, Melbourne, Toronto, London, Texas, Virginia, and Hong Kong - all of which opened in the last year. For data redundancy, IBM noted that backups that can be replicated and seamlessly integrated in any of its SoftLayer cloud centers via SoftLayer’s leading private network, with free unmetered bandwidth between locations.

  • In January 2014, IBM announced plans to invest $1.2 billion to expand its cloud business and build on its acquisition of Softlayer data centers last year. The plans call for 15 new data centers worldwide, including new Softlayer facilities in Washington D.C., Mexico City, Dallas, China, Hong Kong, London, Japan, India and Canada. The expansion will bring the number of IBM cloud data centers to about 40 worldwide.