Today, September 23, IBM announced the investment of US$ 17 million in a new data center located in Bogotà, Colombia that will provide cloud computing and Big Data services to the south american country’s enterprises, this datacenter is an addition to the one IBM already opened in 2011 with an investment at the time of US$8 millions.
The Big Blue is aiming to attack the Colombian Market, which is considered one of the rapidly developing countries in Latin America with an important presence of outsourcing datacenter services, the consulting firm Vision Growth Consulting declares that Colombia has an estimated 15.3% growth of the data center services market in 2013, mainly because of cloud computing, which is spread in the country.
IBM is approaching of this proliferation of the cloud computing in the banking, healthcare, food, insurance and oil & gas industries to start delivering new services, with cloud, Smarter Systems and Big Data, expanding into new markets, incorporating mobile devices, and growing revenue.
The intention of the Big Blue is to be recognized as a leader in the Cloud Technology expanding market, which is easier as IBM is one of the main names in the market, backed up by the availability of being able to invest millios of dollars as the company is doing in Latin American countries since 2009, opening nine IT Services Centers located in Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay.
Francisco Thiermann, General Manager IBM Colombia, 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. Our new datacenter 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’ growth.