The new center, located near Amsterdam, provides more regional options for redundant data storage and geographically isolated services. One of several locations in Europe, the new center provides customers with geographic diversity able to mitigate business risk by replicating data or creating redundant oprtations in multiple locations.
"This new facility demonstrates the demand and success IBM Cloud is having at delivering high-value services right to the doorstep of our clients," said James Comfort, IBM General Manager of Cloud Services. "We're reaching customers in a way that takes all the guess work out of moving to the cloud. They can build and scale applications, run the toughest big data workloads, have the level of security they need, all in country and connected to a truly global platform."
According to IBM, it plans to continue worldwide expansion of SoftLayer and IBM Cloud.