IBM opens a second cloud computing data center in Europe

After the Cloud Computing Centre opened in Dublin in March 2008, IBM announces a second facility today: the Cloud Computing Competence Centre, in Ehningen, Germany.

Big Blue already has its biggest data center in that city. It will be extended to host the entire cloud computing offering of the company: the Smart Business Desktop and the Smart Business Development and Test.

This last piece of the offering has been in beta since March and is expected to go in production this fall.