Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:35

IBM SoftLayer spreads to Sydney

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IBM has opened its second Australian SoftLayer cloud data centre, this time in Sydney.

The first IBM SoftLayer data centre in Australia was opened in Melbourne last August.

One of its high-profile uses is to house systems that help run the Australian Open tennis tournament.

IBM has now opened a SoftLayer cloud data centre in Sydney, providing additional capacity and redundancy within Australia.

Built using SoftLayer's standardised pod design, it offers the full range of SoftLayer cloud infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services, and networking.

SoftLayer customer ChannelPace, a business contact management provider, welcomed the new location.

CEO Greg Furlong said "IBM Cloud's growing number of SoftLayer data centres - all connected via SoftLayer's global network—make it easy for us to expand and grow our business.

"With the Melbourne data centre and new Sydney data centre, we have the option of data redundancy right here in our backyard."

As an introductory offer, new and existing SoftLayer customers can get up to US$500 off their first bill for servers and services in the Sydney data centre.

Other SoftLayer centres in the APAC region include Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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