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IBM Aims Cloud Expansion in APAC, Opens Two New Data Centres in Japan

Tech heavyweight IBM announced on Thursday that it is currently expanding its cloud computing offering for the customers in Japan and the Asia Pacific region and will soon introduce a couple of new data centers aimed at these emerging cloud-markets.

One of these new data center is located in Makuhari, and was already unveiled earlier this year before the March 11 Tsunami disaster. It accommodates public access to the company’s cloud services, designed to help businesses.

“Cloud is one of our four growth initiatives. These new centers will support growth in the Asia Pacific region.” said IBM spokesman Steve Tomasco reports Biz Journal (opens in new tab).

The second data center, on the other hand, has been scheduled for launch in the coming September. The company, however, is yet to disclose the location of this forthcoming infrastructure.

According to the company, this new data center will be dedicated towards accommodating resources for Japanese businesses that cannot use cloud services based outside the country due to security reasons.

“Every country has its own rules about data, so that’s why it’s important for it to be located in the country,” Tomasco said.

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