IBM expanding cloud data centre capacity in UK

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IBM is investing in 4 new cloud data centres in the UK. The investment in the new facilities underscores IBM’s long-standing commitment to providing innovative solutions to the UK market and triples its cloud center capacity in the UK.

Hundreds of UK clients of all sizes are already taking advantage of the benefits IBM Cloud offers including Dixons Carphone, National Express,National Grid, Shop Direct, Travis Perkins PLC and Wimbledon

IBM Cloud Expands Capabilities for Highly Regulated Industries in the UK and EU

So why is this important to financial services?

IBM client Armakuni, a provider to financial services and fintech, commented: “Data security and residency are two key concerns when considering use of cloud services in financial services. IBM’s investment and expansion of their cloud data center footprint in the UK goes a long way to address these concerns and enables us to better serve UK customers securely.”

Public sector

IBM also signed an agreement to lease space within Ark Data Centres in the UK, which will see the second of the four new cloud data centers fully operational in mid-2017.  Ark is the joint venture partner with the UK Government delivering public sector data center services under the Crown Hosting Framework.  Crown Hosting, based in the same Ark facility, is already being used by a number of public sector departments and agencies.

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