IBM kept its word and as announced few months ago when it has opened its datacenter in Australia, now it has officially opened its first cloud data center in Italy, more specifically in Cornaredo, a small town close to Milan. The data center is joining existing SoftLayer EMEA cloud centers located in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam and it is going to provide the Italian cloud market with a local IBM Cloud presence.
The new IBM SoftLayer datacenter is crucial in a emerging and growing cloud computing market, IBM mentions on its press release that according to the Politecnico di Milano’s Observatory of Cloud and ICT as a service, the growth in 2014 has been of 31% year-over-year.
Marc Jones, chief technology officer for SoftLayer, an IBM Company, declared:
The Italian IT sector is changing as startups and enterprises alike are increasingly turning to the cloud to optimize infrastructure, lower IT costs, create new revenue streams, and spur innovation, the Milan data center extends the unique capabilities of our global platform by providing a fast, local onramp to the cloud. Customers have everything they need to quickly build out and test solutions that run the gamut from crunching big data to launching a mobile app globally.