IBM took another step in the expansion of its SoftLayer portfolio with the opening of its first Mexico data center.
The new facility is located just outside of Mexico City in Querétaro. IBM hopes to strengthen its Latin American cloud presence, significantly increasing the data resiliency it will be able to provide its customers in the region. An additional facility in the Americas will also offer increased redundancy and greater availability of the full SoftLayer offering.
"The new cloud center in Mexico reinforces our commitment to the growing Mexican and Latin American cloud markets," said Lance Crosby, general manager of cloud innovation and business development for IBM. "We can now bring all the benefits and advantages of SoftLayer's cloud platform to customers in country or to customers looking for a Mexican location."
Salvador Martinez Vidal, general manager of IBM Mexico, said the facility will be crucial for businesses in the area that need workloads and applications delivered in the cloud while still adhering to in-country data residency restrictions.
The new Mexico data center offers customers less than 25 milliseconds of latency from IBM's Dallas data center, and just over 200 milliseconds of latency from all other SoftLayer facilities worldwide. Customers will also receive unmetered bandwidth between all facilities on the SoftLayer private network, which offers users enterprise-class options for data protection, backup and business continuity. The site utilizes SoftLayer's standard pod architecture outfitted with 10 GBPS links and the full range of services, including bare metal, fully virtualized environments and the capacity to support thousands of physical servers.
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