IBM Opens New European Cloud Centre

IBM has announced the opening of a new cloud computing data centre in Ehningen, Germany.

The centre has been opened to help cope with the high demand for IBM's cloud services in Europe.

An IBM spokesperson told ZD Net that the new German data centre will aid the company's facility in Raleigh, North Carolina, helping to service clients all over the world.

Michael Diemer, general manager, Global Technology Services, IBM Germany, said: “The opening of this centre places IBM in a strong position to meet the growing demand for cloud solutions and services in the market.”

The new facility has been designed to offer a wide range of cloud-based products, providing access to services such as the IBM Smart Business Desktop Cloud, IBM Smart Business Desktop on the IBM Cloud and IBM Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud.

The company also said that it had been working with a range of partner organisations to offer state-of-the-art software development, security, cloud management and software testing services to its clients.