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IBM reveals new SoftLayer data centre in London

IBM is opening a new SoftLayer data centre in London next month that will be able provide space for over 15,000 physical servers and is part of a $1.2 billion [£710 million] global investment programme.

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The new data centre is the latest of 15 that are being implemented to support the growth in cloud services in Europe and the rest of the world.

“We already have a large customer base in London and the region; we’re excited to give those customers a full SoftLayer data centre right in their backyard, with all the privacy, security, and control the SoftLayer platform offers,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer CEO.

“The work these businesses are doing — the solutions and services that they are building in the cloud — is inspiring. Organizations of all sizes are using SoftLayer services to disrupt their industries or even their own operations, creating new business models and applications.”

The new facility, which complements those already constructed in London and Amsterdam, has the capacity for 15,000 physical servers and is able to offer the entire range of SoftLayer cloud infrastructure services including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage and networking.

It is able to integrate a firm’s leading private network with all SoftLayer data servers and network Point of Presences [PoPs] around the world, both being available on demand and offering full remote access and control.

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Orders for the London data centre will get underway later this month and those that apply to be a part of the new facility will be able to take advantage of a special offer that gives up to $500 [£293] off new orders for a limited time.