The new facility further extends IBM's global Cloud footprint, which includes new Cloud centres recently launched in Frankfurt, Tokyo, Paris, Melbourne, Toronto, London, Texas, Virginia, Hong Kong, and more, all of which opened in the last year. With industry experts predicting that Latin America will see more than 25 percent growth in the Cloud-computing business within the next three years, the Mexico Cloud centre gives IBM a powerful anchor in the local Cloud market.
The Mexico City facility will support the region's growth by providing a local Cloud centre in which to keep location-sensitive data and workloads closer to Mexican and Latin American customers and end users. It also broadens data redundancy options within the Americas by enabling back-ups that can be replicated and seamlessly integrated in any of IBM's SoftLayer Cloud centres via SoftLayer's leading private network, with free unmetered bandwidth between locations.
"The new Cloud centre in Mexico reinforces our commitment to the growing Mexican and Latin American Cloud markets", stated Lance Crosby, GM 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."
Through SoftLayer's unique global network, differentiated by its network-within-a-network architecture, the Mexico City facility provides 10Gbps connections to SoftLayer services, less than 25 milliseconds of latency from IBM's Dallas Cloud centre, and less than 210 milliseconds of latency from IBM's growing network of SoftLayer Cloud centres around the world.
"The Mexico cloud center brings IBM Cloud's complete portfolio to the doorsteps of local customers, who can run workloads and applications in the Cloud while taking advantage of in-country data and compute services, security, high-speed connections, and 24/7 support", stated Salvador Martinez Vidal, general manager of IBM Mexico. "We look forward to offering customers our global IBM capabilities from a local Mexico address."
The Mexico City Cloud centre follows SoftLayer's standardized pod design, having the capacity for thousands of physical servers and offering the full range of SoftLayer Cloud infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services, and networking.
With services deployed on demand and full remote access and control via a customer Web portal or API, customers can create their ideal public, private, or hybrid Cloud environments. The Mexico City Cloud centre gives IBM Cloud enterprise customers, SMBs, and start-ups a local Mexico facility to accelerate their business growth through SoftLayer's high-value infrastructure, available via online orders with payment-on-demand.
Customers can receive up to $500.00 USD off of new orders for the Mexico Cloud centre for the first month of service, for a limited time.