UAE - IBM launches 2 data centers for cloud services
Wednesday, 01 08 2020, Category: Technology, Country: U.A.E
IBM Services, the services and consultancy arm of IBM, has launched two IBM Data Centers in the UAE, one in Abu Dhabi and the other in Dubai, to provide cloud managed services to enterprises and help accelerate their journey to hybrid cloud.
The local data centers will help organizations shift to a hybrid cloud model, and benefit from having the flexibility to move select critical workloads to a secure local cloud environment, hosted in the UAE while keeping mission critical data on-premise.
This will not only omit the need to invest in additional physical space for local data residency but help organizations abide by their data sovereignty requirements and restrictions. Organization will also be able to integrate this local cloud environment with their existing IT infrastructure and different cloud environments.
Today, most companies are only 20 percent along their cloud journey, renting compute power to cut costs. According to IDC, 90 per cent of enterprises will embrace integrated hybrid cloud tools and strategies to support different applications and use cases by 2024.
IBM works with its clients in the region to help them in their cloud transformation journey and leverages its leadership in hybrid cloud for the enterprise following the recent $34 Billion landmark acquisition of Red Hat, the world's leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions.